By Harvey Byrne
European giants Borussia Dortmund have joined Tottenham in the race for Manchester City starlet Jadon Sancho, according to a report.
The Mirror have claimed on their website that the 17-year-old left-winger is gaining interest from each of Spurs, Arsenal, RB Leipzig and now Dortmund have joined the hunt.
It is said that Tottenham have already had an attempt blocked for Sancho, as they tried to include him in a deal involving Kyle Walker moving to the Etihad Stadium.
However, City themselves are also having some difficulty in keeping hold of the attacker, who they have offered a £30,000-a-week contract to due to him feeling he can earn a quicker route to the first team elsewhere.
The England Under-17 international has also been left out of Pep Guardiola’s side’s tour of the U.S this summer.
Tottenham, meanwhile have a good recent history of blooding youngsters into their first team and they could certainly be a viable next destination for the youngster who has a year left on his scholarship deal.
Football Insider verdict:
Given Sancho has scored 13 goals in 16 England Under-17 caps alongside bagging six in seven for the Under-16s he is certainly a bright talent. In the City youth ranks he also scored a tremendous 20 goals in 35 outs alongside providing eight goals last season and if he continues at the current rate of this development he could become an attacking star in the future. Tottenham themselves need some added quality in depth in their first team and Sancho could be the perfect player to add given that he wouldn’t demand first team football ahead of either of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen. Therefore, Spurs should certainly ensure they beat the likes of Dortmund and fierce rivals Arsenal to this signing.
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