Jump directly to the content

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.


Your Sun

A News UK Company

Man City’s brightest youth prospect is refusing to go back to Manchester

Jadon Sancho has reportedly returned to London in an attempt to force his way out of the club

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.


Last we see of Jadon Sancho in a City shirt?

Getty Images - Getty
Last we see of Jadon Sancho in a City shirt?

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.

Got a message for Pep?

Sportsfile - Subscription
Got a message for Pep?

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.

Imagine being able to turn down £30,000 as a 17-year-old

Getty Images - Getty
Imagine being able to turn down £30,000 as a 17-year-old

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.

Have you signed up to play fantasy football yet?

If the answer is no you need to take a long, hard look at yourself.

Because the Dream Team game – the UK’s biggest fantasy football game – is back and better than ever this season.

You’ve got a £50m budget to pick 11 players, with all the biggest new signings ready and raring to go ahead of a mouthwatering new Premier League campaign.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up to play now!

Sign up to play Dream Team 2017/18 now