A 17-year-old young English forward is making a big impression over in Germany. The player in question is Jadon Sancho.
The forward started his youth career over in England with Watford FC aged seven and stayed there until 15. He then joined Manchester City’s youth academy and played for their youth side for two years till the age of 17.
On the 31st August this year he joined Borussia Dortmund for a reported fee of £8 million pounds and was instantly put in the first team squad at just 17 years of age. He made his debut in late October coming on as a substitute for the final six minutes and this made him the first Englishmen to play a Bundesliga match for Dortmund.
The big boost for him was he was given the no.7 shirt which was vacated by Ousmane Dembele, who joined Barcelona in the summer.
This year has been quite the year for Sancho. In May, he was part of the England U17’s squad that reached the final of the UEFA U17’s European Championships.
Sancho was then named in England’s squad for the U17 World Cup but Dortmund refused to let him play. The two sides later agreed, Sancho would be available for the group stages of the competition but his participation was not guaranteed if England progressed past the knockout rounds of the tournament. They did progress and on the eve of their round of 16 match, Sancho was withdrawn from the side by Dortmund.
In November, Sancho was then called up to the England U19’s squad.
The young English forward will be hoping to try and force into Dortmund’s Champions League squad for tonight’s game against holders Real Madrid.
Sancho’s agent has a player with us at Stars Football academy. He is here developing and acclimatising to European football in our international program in association with Maidstone United.