Borussia Dortmund youngster Jadon Sancho became the first player born in 2000 to earn a senior England call-up this week when Gareth Southgate selected the winger for the Three Lions’ upcoming matches against Spain and Croatia.
Sancho has enjoyed a remarkable start to the campaign in Germany, bagging an outstanding tally of six assists and one goal in his opening six matches. The prolific statistics are made even more impressive considering the Englishman has only played 124 minutes to date, with all of his attacking contributions coming in substitute appearances.
The 18-year-old phenom is clearly one of the most exciting talents in world football, and Tottenham Hotspur reportedly had the chance to sign Sancho (ESPN) when he was leaving Manchester City in 2017. Yet crucially, Spurs decided against acquiring the winger and he instead joined Dortmund.
Now with a senior England call-up and a red-hot start to the Bundesliga season under his belt, Jadon Sancho is showing Tottenham what they are missing.
The north London side surely would love to possess an attacker of Sancho’s quality in their injury-depleted side, and Sancho’s current success will bring Tottenham an unwelcome reminder of their misguided 2017 decision.