Once of Manchester City, young England winger Jadon Sancho yesterday received a call up to the England senior team for the first time.
After finding first team opportunities hard to come by in Manchester, Sancho choose to make a brave decision and move to Germany, where he joined Borussia Dortmund in 2017. A move that has certainly appeared to have paid dividends may well be the catalyst for young English players to make the move to foreign lands.
With Gareth Southgate naming a youthful England squad for the upcoming national games against Spain and Croatia, Sancho found himself in the squad. The 18-year-old is yet to appear at under-21 level but after some scintillating form at club level, he has been rewarded with a full national team call-up.
Even though Sancho has only played 124 minutes of football so far in the Bundesliga, his stats are still very impressive, especially in terms of his assist return. The young brit has still managed to record the most assist in Europe’s top five leagues. That due to his five.
Born in London, he shocked the British media when he opted to move to Germany rather than sign a new deal with Manchester City, but it has now allowed his stock to rise. Calm, confident and cool, Sancho is making a name for himself and again contributed to a win for his side midweek, notching another assist as Dortmund beat Monaco in the Champions League.
A World Cup winner at youth level, with the world at his feet. The opportunities are starting to arise for surely, one of England’s finest prospects. A player who signed a new contract just last week, will certainly be hoping to impress upon national duty.
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By James Miller