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Ex-Arsenal academy chief Morrow: We twice failed with attempts to sign Sancho

Former Arsenal academy chief Steve Morrow admits they missed out on Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

Morrow, who held the role of head of youth recruitment for nearly 10 years before leaving in 2019, claims the Gunners missed out on the 20-year-old England international twice - once before he joined Manchester City in 2015 and a second time before he moved to Dortmund.

Morrow told Goal: "Every top club will say there were near misses. Jadon Sancho was certainly one of those.

"We missed out on him once when he moved from Watford and went up to Manchester City, and then again when he reached that age at City when young players have a choice to make.

"Jadon felt that his future was away from Manchester and we were very, very close to signing him, but the family felt at the time that the best opportunity for him was at Dortmund and off he went."

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