Jadon Sancho, who presented himself to a broader audience at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, where he led his England team to the final, is on his way of becoming one of the most wanted forwards in European football.
After being named the player of the tournament, the skillful winger continued to impress in the UEFA Youth League with Manchester City’s youth team.
Sancho’s burgeoning talent has seen him getting projected as one of the cornerstones for the Citizen’s future, but the things turned out to be not as good as planned.
Due to a lack of regular first-team action, the player has decided to leave the Etihad Stadium, searching for a place to develop his talent and make a name for himself.
In the summer of 2017, Borussia Dortmund struck a deal with Manchester City to land the prosperous kid for a reported fee of £8million.
Upon his arrival at the Signal Iduna Park, Sancho was immediately included in the first-team squad despite being just 17 years of age at the time.
Unlike many English youngsters, who prefer to remain within the state’s borders rather than moving abroad, Sancho has become one of the rare English players who wished to fancy their chances in a foreign league.
After struggling for the regular first-team football in his inaugural Bundesliga season, the highly-rated youngster has established himself as one of the best external forwards in the German top flight under Lucien Favre.
In 11 Bundesliga outings, the 18-year-old winger has scored four goals and provided six assists, while adding one goal and one assist in 4 Champions League appearances in the process.
Sancho’s impressive performances in the Black and Yellows have attracted the interest from several of Europe’s top clubs, including his former side Manchester City.
According to some reports from England, the Citizens could opt to exercise the option of buying back Sancho should he become available.
With Riyad Mahrez failed to live up to expectations following his £60 million transfer from Leicester City back in summer, Pep Guardiola is thinking of finding a new winger to reinforce his firepower.
On the other hand, Gareth Southgate couldn’t have neglected Sancho’s astonishing displays this season, which eventually resulted in his first England national team call-up.
Surrounded by the likes of Marco Reus, Christian Pulisic, and Co. The Camberwell native can only get better as the season goes on.