Manchester City seem to be fighting a losing battle to sign academy wonderkid Jadon Sancho to a professional contract, with Goal reporting that the 17-year-old has already said his goodbyes to teammates.
Both Goal and the Daily Mail state that City haven’t given up yet, despite Sancho’s refusal to train as he tries to force a move away from the club he joined in 2015.
Arsenal and Tottenham have been mentioned as the most likely destinations for Sancho should he successfully maneuver a move away from the Etihad, but he could also be tempted by the famed talent factory Borussia Dortmund who have an active interest.
And according to Kicker, one of Germany’s most reliable sources, should Barcelona be successful in signing Ousmane Dembélé from Dortmund, it will increase the chances of Sancho moving to the Westfalenstadion.
Dembélé’s exit could see Sancho promised first team minutes by the Bundesliga giants, something he is unlikely to be guaranteed by Spurs or Arsenal, and it is reported that he has already familiarised himself with the city in recent months.
It would be a big ask for Sancho to replace €100million rated Dembélé, but is perhaps a sign of just how highly he is rated in football circles. And that is why despite his questionable behaviour, Man City bosses are still trying to convince Jadon to pen a £30,000-a-week deal with the promise of a clear pathway to Pep Guardiola’s first team.