Here are the things to know about the forward who left England to establish himself in Germany
Here are the things to know about the youngster Jadon Sancho who is set to make his first appearance for the England senior team Three Lions.
1. Jadon Sancho is 18-years-old
Jadon Malik Sancho was born in London, England on March 25, 2000, which makes him 18-years-old.
2. Sancho’s previous clubs
Sancho’s began his development at Watford in 2007 and was there till 2015 before he moved to reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City in 2015.
He was with the Premier League side till 2017 where he found limited opportunities to get game time with the first team.
After minimum game time with the senior team, Sancho took the bold move to go to German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund youth team in 2017.
He has continued his development at Borussia Dortmund where he has earned an England call-up.
3. Sancho and England
Born and raised in England, Sancho featured in England’s Under-17 side that got to the final of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship and was crowned the best player in the competition for his outstanding performances.
He was part for the U-17 team that won the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup but only played in the group stage before he was withdrawn out of the tournament by Borussia Dortmund.
He has also represented England at U-19 level in qualification games for the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.
4. Sancho’s style of play
Sancho is a forward that that can operate in an around the main striker and also operate in the wide positions either on the right or the left.
He is usually compared to Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling or Everton forward Theo Walcott due to his explosive pace.
Sancho has pace and tricks among his weapons which could cause any opposing defence cause for concern if unleashed.
5. Sancho personal life and awards
Still, young Sancho is not married and is in his formative years as a footballer, he is yet to win an individual or team award with any of his club sides.
With England, Sancho has won FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017 the UEFA European Under-17 Championship Golden Player and was part of the Team of the Tournament.