“I remember one of his teachers saying: ‘Jadon, can you get off YouTube and carry on with your work,'” Lancaster added.
“I look over at his computer and he’s got Ronaldinho on the screen. Down goes the browser. She turns around, I look back – Ronaldinho’s back on the screen.”
That was when Sancho was at Watford and, after years of hard work, he earned a move to Manchester City in 2015.
They’d been tracking him for years, watching him develop into a player capable of reaching the pinnacle of world football. And City swooped in, paying just £66,000 to snap him up.
Over time, Sancho made a name for himself at the Etihad. He was touted as a potential superstar but, in 2017, he opted to leave.
Pep Guardiola had come in the previous year, the same Guardiola who had picked up a reputation for his fine treatment of young players and willingness to give them a chance.
In the end, though, Sancho couldn’t wait around.
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Published at Sat, 16 May 2020 11:27:00 +0000