Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

'Perfect player' Sancho set to make Dortmund a lot of money - Matthaus

'Perfect player' Sancho set to make Dortmund a lot of money - Matthaus

ALSO READ Man City striker Lukas Nmecha settling in to loan spell at Preston North EndNmecha, who is on loan at PNE from Manchester City, was in the City youth set-up with winger Sancho who is now starring for German side Borussia Dortmund.

Sancho got the same award at the European Under-17 championships previous year, as well as being part of the squad that won the Under-17 World Cup, although his participation was limited after being recalled by Dortmund halfway through the tournament to play for the first team.

The 18-year-old broke the mould for young English talent when turning down a contract offer reported to be in the region of £30,000 per week at Manchester City to broaden his horizons and seek the regular football he was never likely to find at the Etihad.

Sancho, who left Manchester City's youth academy for the Bundesliga side a year ago, has had a meteoric rise to stardom, which was propelled to a new level after his call-up to England's senior squad.

Indeed, Favre has utilized the qualities of Sancho, to the fullest, using him as a super-sub for the most part of the season so far.

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

His impressive form has earned him a first call up to the England side for this week's Nations League's game against Spain and Croatia and also a slew of admirers in this country. It's alright. It's a bit hard, but I have the basic words. "People are taking notice, and I'm just grateful for that".

"I was a bit surprised, to be fair", Sancho, the first player born this century to win a senior call-up for England, said.

"Obviously moving from home, that was the biggest. That's what he said to me".

The youngster admits he is enjoying a different life in Germany, and insists potential first-team opportunities were the motivation when opting to leave City and England.

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He has the ideal combination of talent, potential and big name recognition in the American market to make him a prize asset for any club willing to stump up the huge transfer fee. By doing that he has also sent out a wider message, namely he is watching all English players, including those who are overseas.

"That's... I don't know..."

"That's. I don't know".

Earlier that summer the attacking midfielder won player of the tournament as Steve Cooper's Young Lions reached the Under-17 European Championship final and the teenager believes that was a "very special group".

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