Footage of a 15-year-old Jadon Sancho showing off his skills

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Jadon Sancho decided that his opportunities at Manchester City would be limited, with Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane ahead of him in the pecking order, so he chose to move on, signing for Borussia Dortmund.

Jadon Sancho has been hailed as "a ideal player" by Lothar Matthaus, with a £7 million ($9m) bargain expected to make Borussia Dortmund a sizeable profit in the transfer market.

Sancho politely declined to talk about leaving Pep Guardiola's City but was forthcoming when it came to life in Germany, expressing gratitude to the Dortmund fans and head coach Lucien Favre.

It is rather unusual for English players to move overseas, especially at such a young age but Sancho's courageous decision is already proving to be the right one.

London-born Sancho, who described his style of play as "a bit tricky" and "direct", joined Dortmund in 2017 after turning down a contract at Manchester City, where he had been part of the academy after moving there from his hometown team Watford.

"I'm fed up with all these players stuck in the under-23s not playing for their clubs".

"I'm learning German, of course".

As a outcome of his brilliant form, the 18-year-old received a call-up to Gareth Southgate's latest England squad and has been linked with Premier League giants such as Manchester United and Liverpool, while Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur und Chelsea are also said to be monitoring the player's situation in Germany. "Obviously I have got to say thank you to the (Dortmund) manager (Lucien Favre) for playing me, trusting and believing in me", he added. It's alright. It's a bit hard, but I have the basic words.

"Sancho's progress has been very, very rapid", said Southgate. "That's what he said to me".

"Moving away from home so young... it was taking one step further to move outside England".

"But if you're ready to play overseas and you believe in yourself, why not?"

Nmecha said: "Jadon used to train with us at City and he was a really good player". "I knew about Theo Walcott, who was 16 [when he was called into the 2006 World Cup squad]". It's the biggest thing for me.

Ross Barkley makes his first England appearance since May 2016 as Southgate looks set to ditch the 3-5-2 system that worked so well in Russian Federation for a 4-3-3 with Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford flanking Harry Kane up front. A number of young players that he handed key roles in the England team have matured into top global performers, such as Jordan Pickford, Jesse Lingard and John Stones.



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