Man City’s big spending might be coming back to haunt the club.
While their expensively assembled first-team is looking increasingly strong under Pep Guardiola, scratch beneath the surface and all is not well.
Jadon Sancho, widely regarded as one of City’s brightest youth prospects, has returned to London in a bid to force through a move away from the club, according to the Independent.
Sancho has reportedly not been to training since last week and has no intentions of returning to Manchester.
The 17-year-old was signed from Watford’s academy in 2015 and now looks set to return down south.
Both Arsenal and Spurs are said to be interested in the attacking midfielder, who’s represented England up to Under-17 level.
So why is Sancho so insistent on leaving one of the best clubs in Europe?
The youngster reportedly sees no path into Citys first-team, with Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva all similar players and Phil Foden progressing well.
City are powerless to keep hold of Sancho, who has just one year left on his scholarship deal, but rate him to the extent he was offered a £30,000-a-week deal to stay at the club.
Spurs tried to get Sancho included in the deal that took Kyle Walker to City, but that wasn’t possible at the time.
If Spurs or Arsenal are going to progress with a deal to keep Sancho in London then they’ll have to pay £4million.
But that’s only 1/49th of Neymar’s transfer fee, so it shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
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