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Why did Jadon Sancho leave Man City?

06 Mar 2022 | 12:57 | Football

 Tonight, Jadon Sancho will have the opportunity to face his old team Man City in the Manchester derby.

Jadon Sancho’s talent at 17 years old

Jadon Sancho was once a bright “jewel” of Man City’s youth academy. However, in a period when The Citizens owned many high-class stars in the first team, Sancho decided to leave to look for playing opportunities. In the summer of 2017, the English midfielder joined Dortmund with a contract worth 7.84 million euros.

This is the right choice of the player born in 2000, because during 4 seasons with the Signal Iduna Park home team, Sancho gradually rose to become one of the top attacking stars in Europe. After 104 appearances in the Bundesliga, Sancho contributed 38 goals and 51 assists. That is also the reason why Man Utd spent 85 million euros to bring the Three Lions player back to the foggy country in the summer 2021 transfer window.
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 Sancho when he was in the youth team of Man City.

Sancho, along with Phil Foden, was once considered the future of Man City. If Foden patiently waited for the opportunity, Sancho decided to leave the shirt. In 2019, Pep Guardiola said: He didn’t want this challenge, this opportunity to discover if he could do it.

Sancho has decided to go to Dortmund. So it’s perfect. Everything is going well and congratulations on what he is doing.”

Man City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak added: “If the end result is for Sancho to start at Manchester City, then there needs to be a balance.

There will be different paths, but the end result is how we are going to get these young men to be part of the first team.”