After spending two years with Manchester City’s academy, Jadon Sancho left the Premier League side and made a switch to Borussia Dortmund in 2017.
He made 12 appearances in the Bundesliga last season, and has been in fine form for his club this term, scoring once and registering six assists in 215 minutes played in the league over seven matches.
According to Sport Bild from Germany, BVB’s league rivals Bayern Munich also looked at the option of signing the attacking midfielder before he made a switch to the Signal Iduna Park.
The Allianz Arena outfit were after the 18-year-old and they even got in touch with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to ask about the player. However, the leaders of the Bavarian club were not completely satisfied with Sancho, so they decided against stepping up their efforts last summer.
Dortmund paid €8m to the English champions to secure the teenager’s services.
Their sporting director Michael Zorc claims their commitment towards providing young talent an opportunity in the first team was the reason Sancho decided to join his current employer.
“I think he has chosen BVB because we’ve been committed to the best of European talent for more than a decade, trust them, give them plenty of playing time and make them better and better,” he said.
Looks like a double blow for Guardiola as he failed to retain Sancho, while he could not convince his former club to secure his signature.