Having burst onto the scene in the blue half of Manchester, the 15-year-old winger represents an exciting breed of talent at Eastlands.
Scout report – City and England’s next rising star
Name: Jadon Sancho
DOB: March 25, 2000 (15)
Position: Attacking midfielder
Current club: Man City
Preferred foot: Right
For every young player, all they want to do is play. Irrespective of the quality, or the opposition, most aspiring youngsters just want their opportunity centre-stage.
After seven successful years in Watford‘s youth ranks, Manchester City winger Jadon Sancho made his lucrative move – joining the big boys in the process. Signing an initial scholar contract with the sky Blues, his switch surprised plenty, not least because of the fee involved.
Big fee for promising talent
To pay £500,000 (upfront, £66k – plus add-ons) for an unproven 15-year-old suggests they’d been monitoring his progress for a while, and in the ten short months he’s been at the club, he’s more than shown his outright potential to force his way into their first-team plans in the not-too-distant future.
Obviously, with the hype also comes plenty of expectation. At his age, you can’t expect too much. But, he’s been excellent since the move, and proven his massive potential in the process. Predominantly an attacking midfielder, usually deployed on the wing or just behind the striker, he’s already impressed for City’s youth side as well as England‘s talented crop of under-16’s.