Jadon Sancho is still only 18-years-old, but he is already taking the Bundesliga by storm.
On Tuesday the club announced that the youngster has been rewarded for his impressive play with a new four-year contract.
It really has been an incredible start to the season for Sancho. He hasn’t started a game in the league yet, but that hasn’t stopped him from contributing one goal and six assists from the substitute’s bench. Surely he is in line for a start soon enough.
Sancho joined Dortmund from Manchester City in August of 2017 for a fee reported to be around £8 million. He left Pep Guardiola’s club due to a lack of opportunities with the senior team. At the time it was viewed as a risk for BVB to pay £8 million for a 17-year-old, but the risk has paid off.
His move was abnormal, as young, in-demand English players don’t usually go abroad to get playing time. Sancho’s success in doing so can serve as an inspiration to players who are in a similar position to what he was dealing with at Manchester City.
Sancho represents another core group of promising young players coming of age at BVB under new boss Lucien Favre. It’s good to know that Dortmund have tied him down for a bit longer, and he deserves the raise that has certainly come with this new contract.