Jadon Sancho: Chelsea transfer claim made about Borussia Dortmund ace

Borussia Dortmund braced for Jadon Sancho bids, discuss new contract, release clause and England

Borussia Dortmund braced for Jadon Sancho bids, discuss new contract, release clause and England

Gareth Southgate has drafted Sancho into the fold on the back of a positive opening to the 2018-19 campaign which has delivered just one Bundesliga start, but six assists. Thrust into a news conference on Tuesday - his first full day as an England player - the 18-year-old winger found himself in the spotlight and cut a slightly nervous figure as he was bombarded with questions about his blossoming career.

"It would be a dream come true to play".

The former Australia goalkeeper believes Sancho will learn immeasurably from making the permanent switch to Dortmund, and feels improved player welfare makes the switch overseas not such an extreme decision.

Sancho, who also spent several years in Watford's academy, is now living a childhood dream by linking up with England's senior team, saying it was "the biggest thing" that could happen to a teenager like him.

City were willing to pay the player £30,000 a week to stay at the club, but he chose to take his career to Dortmund, where he is now impressing in the German top flight. I'm just grateful he's seen my progress in the Bundesliga.

"I was at training when I first got the call-up and straight away I called my parents", Sancho told reporters.

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The Three Lions played out a goalless draw in their Nations League meeting with Croatia in Rijeka on Friday night in a match which took place behind closed doors.

"That won't faze me at all", he said.

The trick for Southgate, having recently signed a new contract until 2022, is to harness that potential into a future Modric. I learned so much in Holland.

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

Although Sancho's overall statistics might not be as impressive given the fact that he has been most often used as a super-sub, we can certainly expect the teenager to become a more prominent part of the Dortmund starting lineup after the global break. He made his first-team debut last October and is now a key part of the Bundesliga leaders' squad. Not everyone is comfortable moving from home.

"I could, yes", he replied when asked if the players could hear the supporters. One report has claimed that he could become a £100 million player. I think in the long run, this is only going to benefit the England national team. But they are unlikely to sell him to another top-six Premier League club and he is too good for a lower-league side, so another obvious option is overseas.

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