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Jadon Sancho Receives First England Call-Up

The best Englishman in Germany gets his first senior-team call-up

Club Brugge v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League Group A Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Young Englishman Jadon Sancho has received his first England senior call-up, according to various English and German media reports.

Only two months into the season, Sancho has already topped his assist totals from last season and will certainly surpass his goal totals if he keeps it up. With Sancho coming in as a sub late in games to run past tired legs, he’s put up one goal and four assists in the Bundesliga, and one assist in Pokal and Champions League competition each. He’s been playing dangerously on the wing week-in and week-out bringing Dortmund supporters to the edge of their seats with excitement whenever he is charging downfield with the ball at his feet.

When he first joined Dortmund from the Manchester City academy in 2017, many were shocked at a young English player moving overseas for playing time. It looks like the move has more than paid off. I can’t image he’d be having as much success had he stayed with City and probably gone out on loan to a Championship side or one of their European affiliated teams like NAC Breda in the Eredivisie or Girona in La Liga.

The Three Lions, who finished a surprising fourth at this past summer’s World Cup, will be playing Croatia and Spain in a pair of UEFA Nations League games. If Sancho can see the field and impress against two very good European sides, that would bode very well for the young Englishman and his future on the international stage.

Sancho joins Alcácer and Pulisic in being called up for their respective nation’s senior teams after lengthy absences, with Pulisic (for now) being in the roster for the first time since May 28 against Bolivia and Alcácer joining La Roja for the first time since 2016.

Still only 18 years-old, Sancho signed a four-year contract extension on Tuesday that will keep him with the German giants until 2022. Add in two assists against Leverkusen on Saturday and an assist against Monaco in the Champions League yesterday, it’s safe to say that’s been an incredible week for Sancho.