Jadon Sancho is one of the most exciting prospects in World Football and to top it all off he is English.
Joining Borussia Dortmund in 2017 for just £8 million he is now valued at over £100 million. The 19-year-old set fire to the Bundesliga last season, scoring 12 goals and assisting 14 as Dortmund finished second behind Bayern Munich.
Team mates have been quick to heap praise on the youngster with Axel Witsel saying;
“He is quick, technically gifted, and he can score goals himself as well as lay them on for his teammates. He really is the complete player”.
Rated highly by the German giants Sancho signed a new contract worth a reported $230,000-a-week, making him one of German football’s highest-paid players. Not bad for a kid who took a chance when signing from a Manchester City.
“He didn’t want to take this challenge,”
Pep Guardiola told reporters earlier this year when asked if Jadon Sancho, 19, would have excelled at Manchester City the way he has done at Borussia Dortmund.
“He did incredibly well this season. What would have happened this season [if he were at City]? I don’t know.”
With exciting prospect Phil Fodden taking up bench time in the Man City squad and making few first team appearances it would seem that Sancho made a bold decision to seek first team football elsewhere.
In my opinion he wouldn’t have made the breakthrough in England that he has made in Germany and it should pave the way for other English youngsters to seek first team football rather than pursue easier options at home.