Man City are spoiled for youth products at the moment with Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz in particular looking like nailed on future first-team stars.
But that doesn’t mean everything is well with City’s youth.
Jadon Sancho, arguably the best player to come through City’s academy in recent years, is set to leave the club and join Borussia Dortmund, according to the Mirror.
City signed Sancho from Watford for £500,000 in 2015 and the English youngster quickly established himself as one of the standout players in his age-group.
But with seemingly no clear path to the first-team, thanks to competition from Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus, Sancho has decided to leave the club.
The news will come as a blow to City, who had previously offered the 17-year-old a £30,000-a-week contract in a bid to keep him in Manchester.
Spurs and Arsenal had been interested in bringing the youngster back to London but he’s chosen the Bundesliga as the best place to develop his career.
The timing couldn’t be better, with Dortmund losing winger Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona.
Dormund have built a reputation around developing youngsters and in manager Peter Bosz, who did wonders with a very inexperienced Ajax side, have someone who will give Sancho a chance to shine.
Under Bosz Dormund have won both their opening Bundesliga games, against Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin, without conceding.
Sancho follows in the footsteps of Chris Willock and Kalyen Hinds, who both gave up the Premier League in search of better first-team opportunities this summer.
Let’s hope they’re more Kevin Keegan than Michael Mancienne.
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