With his 5 assists already in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho is one of the next world class players in Europe. The young Englishman winger shows great level of maturity and team spirit. Although he never made the starting lineup, Jadon Sancho impressed team coach Lucien Favre and team captain Marco Reus.
Who is Jadon Sancho?
With Trinidad and Tobago origins, Jadon Sancho’s birth took place in London, England on March 25th 2000. As his jersey number indicates, he joined Watford youth ranks at age 7. In 2015, Jadon Sancho moved to Manchester City academy at the age of 14.
After impressing the Premier League club staff, Sancho requested a move away from the second club in Manchester due to disputes over contract terms.
Jadon Sancho in Borussia Dortmund
Sancho joined Borussia Dortmund during the 2017 summer transfer window for £8 million. The German giants immediately included him in the first team. He secured the number 7 jersey. His first goal for the black and yellow was on April 21st 2018 against Bayer Leverkusen. He also provided two assists during the same game.
In the 2018-19 Bundesliga season, the English youngster didn’t get a chance to appear in the starting eleven. However, he was introduced as a substitute on every single game. Thus, Sancho made a huge impact by influencing the entire offense. His style is very unique as he is fast paced, can dribble through defenses and has accurate passing ability. His introduction in the 68th minute against Bayer Leverkusen on match-day 6 of the Bundesliga transformed the game in a huge way. First of all, he set up Marco Reus’s goal to allow Borussia Dortmund to equalize. He then put a ball on a silver plate for Paco Alcacer to secure the 3 points in the 94th minute.
With these amazing performances, Jadon Sancho gets great praise from Borussia Dortmund staff and teammates. “It’s just crazy. I think it’s incredibly important that he comes off the bench and does so well every time,” said team captain Marco Reus. “When our opponents ease off a little and Jadon comes into the game, then he’s a weapon for us every single time. We’re happy to have him up our sleeve and he always gives us a boost.” Moreover, Jadon Sancho said he has a special connection with teammate Marco Reus. He also praised Marco’s leadership and advice. “Obviously, he’s a great player and I’m so happy I’m playing with him.”
Right now, Jadon Sancho is topping the assist charts in Europe with 5 assists ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Only time will tell of the story on this talented young prospect. But until then, Jadon Sancho is Borussia Dortmund’s raising star.