As featured on NewsNow: Football news

BVB whizkid Sancho: 'Crazy' number of clubs wanted me

Jadon Sancho has revealed a "crazy" amount of clubs were after his signature in the summer of 2017.

Then 17 years of age, Sancho rejected a new contract with Manchester City due to a lack of first-team opportunities and decided to join Borussia Dortmund.

The England international has since established himself as a regular in Lucien Favre's table-topping side, scoring seven goals and providing ten assists in the Bundesliga this season.

Sancho told FourFourTwo of his decision: "Why Dortmund? It speaks for itself: youngsters get opportunities.

"You've got to thank Dortmund, because it's unheard of for a team that gets 80,000 fans at every home game to put so much faith in youngsters.

"It was crazy how many clubs wanted me – it shows how well you're doing, but I always felt Dortmund was right for me.

"Of course, it was a big risk. I wasn't guaranteed playing time, and I had to prove I was good enough to fit in with their side.

"A few people weren't sure when I first told them about Dortmund, but I felt this was the best journey for me. Just try it, you know? I like trying new things, so it didn't really faze me.

"A few asked me, 'What if it doesn't work out?' but I never thought about that. And look at how it's worked out now."

About the author

Freddie Taylor

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free