Catherine Ivill/Getty ImagesEuropean football is at a standstill, not that it’s stopped the rumor mill from building momentum for Jadon Sancho’s England return.
The Dortmund #7 has been in devastating form on the flanks of the German side, reason alone for neutrals to watch a Bundesliga live stream every weekend. He not only provides width but his disruption also helps put defenses apart. Moreover, his work rate and willingness to track back makes him a huge asset.
It’s no wonder why both Chelsea and Manchester United want him in their roster. The two English giants are on the cusp of challenging the might of Liverpool and Manchester City, and need a spark in their attack. Sancho may just provide it.
If reports are to be believed, Chelsea are in overdrive, using everything at their disposal to secure the deal. Being back in London is a huge draw. Not to mention playing alongside the future generation of Three Lions. One of which, Callum Hudson-Odoi, is not holding back in helping his England youth and national teammate come to Stamford Bridge.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, Hudson-Odoi has been in constant contact with Sancho. It would be highly unusual if a transfer to Chelsea is not discussed during their bouts of small-talk. The Blues youth academy graduate has made the transition to first team and would love to link-up with Sancho.
The duo share an impeccable understanding on the pitch while playing for England and it will only increase if they play with each other more regularly. In an Instagram Live interview with Michael Dapaah, Hudson-Odoi shared it as much and more.
“Me and Sancho are mad close, we talk every other day, always seeing how each other are and how we’re doing,” Hudson-Odoi said.
“We make sure that we’re both doing well, obviously he’s doing amazing and having a great season.”
“We’re always making sure each other is good. Obviously he’s a great player, I love playing with him – he’s a great player to play with.”
Generally English players do not leave their comforts and toil in unknown lands. It’s why Sancho’s footballing story has already been an enthralling one.
Moving to Borussia Dortmund as one of Europe’s most exciting tenagers, the risk has paid dividends and then some. The €7.84 million paid for him in August 2017 seems peanuts now. With 17 goals and 19 assists from 35 competitive appearances, the young Englishman contributes more than a goal every 90 minutes of action. There is a reason why he is valued at over €100 million.
It can’t be denied that Frank Lampard would love to have the exciting winger in his squad. Knowing that he’ll be losing the industrious Willian in the summer, Sancho represents an improvement on the Brazilian. The Englishman matches everything that Willain can provide, with the addition of greater efficiency in front of goal.
Gareth Southgate would welcome his transfer to Chelsea. Sancho will be playing alongside Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount, Reece Oxford, and Fikayo Tomori at Stamford Bridge – All considered the future of English football.
Sancho in West London alongside this exciting crop of Chelsea youth academy graduates will provide the spine for Three Lions. Similar to Barcelona’s representation in Spanish national team. That team went to win back-to-back European Championships (2008 and 2012) and the unforgettable 2010 FIFA World Cup.
England are on the cusp of greatness under Southgate. And this transfer can prove to be the catalyst for it.