Jadon Malik Sancho is currently one of the hottest and talented youngsters in European football at the moment. There could be a tug of war this summer over his signature. He joined Borussia Dortmund from Man City for 8 million Euros in 2017 and took the number seven shirt left vacant by Ousmane Dembele. Since deciding to leave Man City two years ago in search of first-team football, Sancho has never looked back. His value has risen to over 90 million Euros, and he could go on to achieve even bigger things in his young blossoming career. Sancho has been linked with a potential move away from Dortmund this summer, most notably a return to his native country England and Spain.
Which club is leading the race for Sancho’s signature this summer?
Sancho still has two years left on his contract, and if Dortmund wants to sell him, then this summer could be the right time to do so. Sancho is currently up there with the best players in the world, and there are a lot of clubs seeking his services.
Here is a look at all the list of football clubs where the England wonder-kid could end up. Manchester United is one of the suitors after Sancho’s signature. They do need him like any other club. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on a rebuilding project, and Man United is considered the top contender to secure his services. Man United lack depth and creativity on the right side of attack, Sancho is an excellent fit and also an upgrade on Daniel James. He also fits the plans at Old Trafford as Ole Solskjaer is now in the market to sign young talents. If Man United gets the signature of Sancho, his combination with Rashford and Martial will be very deadly because this attacking trio has speed, power, and skill. Solskjaer and his team have turned a corner, playing eleven matches in all competitions without tasting defeat. The addition of Sancho will be a fantastic signing since they are looking forward to challenging for the Premier League title next season.
Chelsea has also been a solid top contender for Sancho, and he appears to be a decent fit for the Blues as well. Willian and Pedro are likely to move on this summer. As such, Sancho would have a clear path into the starting line-up and will undoubtedly be one of the key players in the club. Chelsea has already signed Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech ahead of the 2020-21 season, and Frank Lampard will be thrilled to get the services of Sancho to his attacking artillery. Looking at how Lampard set up his team, it would be an excellent move for him. It’s not only clubs in England that are battling for the signature of Sancho. Barcelona is seen as a potential destination for Sancho, and he could follow in the footsteps of Ousmane Dembele. It is every youngster dream to play for Barcelona and play alongside Messi, as we can all see Messi and Suarez are not growing younger and would slide into the Barcelona team with ease? Barcelona will be a better place for Sancho to develop his craft, lining up with Messi, Suarez, and Griezmann.
What is so special about Sancho?
In 2017, Sancho represented the Young Lions of England and helped them in winning the Euro title in Croatia and went on to win the Fifa world cup in India. A series of eye-catching displays for Dortmund did not go unnoticed, and he is now part of Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions team. At the age of 18, Sancho made his senior international debut in the UEFA Nations League against Croatia in October 2018. He scored his first goal for the Three Lions of England against Kosovo in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. Last season, he registered 12 goals and 14 assists in 34 games.
He went on to break German international Lukas Poldoski’s record for being the youngest player in Bundesliga to score nine goals at age 18.
This season, Sancho has been a dominant force for Dortmund. In 29 matches, he has notched 15 goals and 16 assists across all competitions. His stats from last season shows Sancho has done an excellent job. His numbers are exceptional and staggering for a young player at the age of 20. He now has a combined total of 60 top-flight goals and assists so far. He has managed more goals than Ronaldo and Messi at the same age.
What next for Sancho?
Jadon Sancho’s rise to fame has been so rapid, and he is now a regular for both club and country. He is streets ahead of all his peers in terms of goals and assists, and when the next transfer market eventually opens, his name will feature heavily. He would fit into any system at any team. As good as he is at age 20, he isn’t the finished article yet. As a result, staying at Dortmund for a season or two before moving would be an excellent opportunity for the young Englishman to continue his football education.