JADON SANCHO is already mentoring fellow Brit Jude Bellingham and Borussia Dortmund’s other youngsters at the age of just 20.
Sancho is using his experience to help out the German club’s latest crop of starlets.
Jude Bellingham and Jadon Sancho in training with Borussia Dortmund
Sancho boldly quit the Manchester City academy to join the Bundesliga outfit in 2017 – the same year he won the Under-17 World Cup with the England.
Now, after glowing in three years in Germany, he is a regular full international and was a £100million summer transfer target for Manchester United.
Bellingham followed in the footsteps of his compatriot by leaving Birmingham for Dortmund for £25million earlier this year – becoming the most expensive 17-year-old ever.
And the youngster hopes he can profit from trailblazer Sancho’s experience.
Bellingham told Kicker: “Jadon Sancho is really very important to me.
“He puts his arm around me and the other young players, encourages us, gives us confidence.
“He is a great role model for English players my age.
“To get praise and encouragement from him means a lot to me.”
Sancho was at the centre of a long-running transfer saga over the summer as the Red Devils made no secret of their desire to bring their No1 target to Old Trafford.
Dortmund rejected a number of offers for Sancho from United and the Red Devils instead signed Edinson Cavani plus wingers Facundo Pellistri and Amad Traore before the window slammed shut on deadline day.
Sancho bagged an impressive 20 goals and 20 assists in all comps last term.
But this season the wideman has only returned two assists and NO goals in four league appearances.
By: Josh Graham
Title: Man Utd transfer target Jadon Sancho becomes mentor to Jude Bellingham and other young Dortmund stars
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/13057705/sancho-mentor-bellingham-young-dortmund/
Published Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 18:26:44 +0000