Bundesliga Watchlist: Part 1: Jadon Sancho

Name: Jadon Sancho

Age: 20

Current Club: Borussia Dortmund

Previous Clubs: Manchester City and Watford

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Image Credit: The Guardian

The Stats: Sancho’s stats for this season are absolutely daunting, whilst he is having the season everyone was expecting from him. So far, he is third in the goal scoring table with 14 and second in the assists table with 15, meaning he has 29 goal involvements so far this season.

That was before the play was even stopped, and with Erling-Braut Haaland having joined in January, everyone can expect the assists tally to keep on rising dramatically. Add into that a passing accuracy of 84% and you have one heck of a dangerous opponent, regardless of who he is coming up against.

Why Is He One To Watch?: If you haven’t already heard the name Jadon Sancho, one has to ask where you have had your head buried over the last two years. Since shaking things up by moving to the Bundesliga, and arguably being the trailblazer in that regard, Sancho has continued to make headlines with his performances, both in Dortmund yellow and England white. There is almost nothing this man’s opponents can do to stop him as he continues to dominate teams. Although last season was generally seen as his breakthrough, this one has shown that he wasn’t just a one-season-wonder, as he has continued to improve by the week. He has proven that he has a cool head on his shoulders, performing well in front of the Dortmund “Wall of Noise” in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League.

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Rumoured Transfers: The rumour mill has been going into overtime regarding where Sancho’s future lies, with almost every club possible being linked with the man. Since City let him go, he has constantly been linked to a move to their cross-city rivals Manchester United, articles appearing almost every day. As well as United, their big rivals Liverpool have also been seen getting in on the action, with many seeing Liverpool’s Klopp as the perfect coach to lead Sancho to even greater heights. Not surprisingly, a return to England is seen as his most likely destination, should he even be seeking a move at all, with even Dimitar Berbatov chiming in recently to cool the coals in the fire.

Upcoming Opponents: Those of you looking to see Sancho in action will be able to watch him in the first round of Bundesliga fixtures, coming this Saturday at 2:30 pm British Standard Time, where he will surely be looking to hit the ground running again at home to Schalke. After that, Dortmund play away to Wolfsburg before the massive home game against Bayern Munich, a game where Jadon will certainly hope to turn the title race back in BVB’s favour.


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