Among the more money-laden moves of the summer window’s transfer deadline day, England’s Jadon Sancho moved to Borussia Dortmund for £8 million.
The former Manchester City player scored five goals for England’s under-17s as they finished runners-up at the 2017 European Under-17 Championships.
And with Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele moving to Barcelona earlier in the summer in a move which could eventually cost the La Liga club £135.5 million, Sancho has been given the number seven shirt.
Dortmund are famous for creating an environment where young footballers thrive, so England fans should be very excited – Dortmund fans should also be happy with the potential Sancho has.
Jadon Sancho was involved in more goals (10) than any other player at the 2017 U17 Euros.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 31, 2017
5 goals â½ï¸
5 assists 🅰ï¸
Once every 45.6 minutes. pic.twitter.com/8fL3IGzH9k
It’s a landmark move too, according to @OptaFranz.
And it also bucks the trend for England players staying in the Premier League.
Jadon Sancho going to Dortmund is actually fascinating. Have to love the growing trend of English players being bold enough to go abroad.— Seb Stafford-Bloor (@SebSB) August 31, 2017
Will Sancho reach Dembele’s levels at the German club?