Jadon Sancho Proves His Decision To Join Dortmund Was The Right One
It's been often been said that young players who turn their nose up at Manchester City, won't make it out the other end. Famously, Raheem Sterling was vindicated for joining Man City but it turned out to be the right move for the England star.
It seems to be the done thing for young English players, to move to City.
But Jadon Sancho, who missed the England Under-17s success in the World Cup - despite scoring three goals and providing two assists in the tournament - to fly back to join up with Borussia Dortmund.
Jadon Sancho - 17/18 season best bits :movie_camera: pic.twitter.com/jbqtpn2wPo- Borussen ✍ (@BorussenEdits) May 14, 2018
The youngster, in fact, has an incredible record of 14 goals in 18 games for the Under-17s, evidence of his true potential. It's a wonder why he's not at least being considered for England boss Gareth Southgate for this World Cup.
It was a widely criticised transfer, not least because of the prickly circumstances in which the young attacker left the Etihad. But the 18-year-old has undoubtedly proved those critics wrong, utilising the coaching expertise at a club which is known for bringing bright young talent through the ranks and into the first-team.
After suffering a serious ligament injury, Sancho has been in fine form for the Bundesliga giants, scoring his first goal in a 4-0 victory against Bayer Leverkusen in the league. But that's not all, he also assisted two other goals in the same match. Not a bad way to end the season at all.
And it's safe to say many are impressed with Sancho.
GK: Pickford,Butland,Pope- Premier League Panel (@PremLeaguePanel) May 15, 2018
RWB: Trippier, Alexander-Arnold
CB: Walker (RWB), Stones,Lascelles, Maguire,Tarkowski
LWB: Rose, A.Young
DM/CM: Henderson, Dier (CB), Shelvey, Loftus-Cheek (AM)
Forwards: Kane,Sterling,Vardy Rashford, Sancho
() denotes versatility
The tweet you've all been waiting for, my England World Cup squad -- Matthew Nunn (@MNunny91) May 14, 2018
Pickford, Butland, Pope.
Walker, Stones, Maguire, Jones, Rose, Trippier, Alexander-Arnold.
Dier, Henderson, Wilshere, Shelvey, Lingard, Alli, Loftus-Cheek, Sessegnon.
Sterling, Vardy, Kane, Rashford, Sancho.
Sounds like Jason Sancho's gonna be named in Southgate's 35-man England squad on Wednesday. Fair play to him.- Lloyd Scragg (@lloyd_scragg) May 12, 2018
It seems that the move aboard was the right choice in this instance.
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