Manchester City academy starlet Jadon Sancho has failed to turn up to training on a number of occasions whilst the first team embarked on their tour of the US according to reports by James Ducker of The Telegraph.
Sancho was shook about being left out of the pre-season tour squad and staff failed to reach him when he didn’t turn up for training. City have offered the Englishman a lucrative contract in a bid to keep hold of him but the spending spree this summer only highlights Sancho’s fears of the clubs tendency to buy rather than promote from within.
Pep Guardiola’s decision to omit the youngster from the pre-season tour came about after rumours of some discontent on Sancho’s behalf about a viable path to first team football. Since then it has been unclear as to whether the winger would remain at the club with offers from Arsenal, Tottenham, Dortmund and RB Leipzig perhaps proving to be too tempting an opportunity to pass up.
Sancho was one of three youth players named by the chairman at the start of the summer alongside Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden as being trailblazers from City’s £200m academy and for the club to lose a prospect like this before they’ve even played a first team game would leave a bitter taste in the mouth.