Tottenham will hope Jadon Sancho transfer error does not haunt them in Champions League
The Champions League draw has seen Tottenham Hotspur handed a tricky task against Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in the last 16. Last season, Tottenham met Dortmund in the group stages and beat them home and away. On this occasion, Dortmund looks like an entirely different beast.
They look set to romp to the Bundesliga title and tore Atletico Madrid apart earlier in the competition.
One of the key reasons for this success is, of course, the England international Jadon Sancho. The winger has been in brilliant form for Dortmund this term after securing a regular starting place.
Tottenham will not know about his talents from just seeing him play for England. When Sancho headed to Dortmund from Manchester City for a reported £8 million in August 2017, Tottenham were also heavily linked.
ESPN claimed that Sancho was hoping to join Tottenham that summer and remain in English football. The report suggested the winger felt he would be in the first-team picture at Tottenham and wanted a return to London.
Difficulties regarding compensation and the release of his registration meant Tottenham decided they would not make a move for Sancho at that time. A week after that report, Sancho joined Dortmund. In October, The Sun suggested Dortmund would demand £100 million from any interested party in the future.
The winger will now hope to show Tottenham exactly why they should have completed his transfer in 2017 by knocking them out of the Champions League.