Talentspotter: Jadon Sancho
THEY SAID: “For those who don’t know Jadon Sancho, you need to know him – he’s that good,” said former Newcastle, Manchester City and Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy. COMPARED TO: Neymar: he usually operates from the left wing and uses his dribbling skills to cause mayhem. THE STORY SO FAR: Hailing out of Kennington, south London, Sancho joined Watford aged seven before being snapped up my Manchester City two years ago. He was named player of the tournament as England reached the finals of the U17 Euros in the summer – previous winners of that honour include Toni Kroos, Wayne Rooney, Cesc Fabregas and, er, Connor Wickham. Sancho also helped Man City to last season’s FA Youth Cup final but has now joined Dortmund and been handed Ousmane Dembele’s No.7 shirt after fearing that his first-team opportunities might be limited at the Etihad. Arsenal, Spurs and RB Leipzig had also expressed an interest in the sought-after youngster. SOCIAL MEDIA: His Instagram page consists of clips of him tearing up unsuspecting defences, plus a video of him listening to music by rapper Lil Yachty, who has been known for sampling both the Mario Bros and Rugrats themes in the past. Random. DID YOU KNOW? Born in 2000, he is eligible for Trinidad and Tobago, where his parents originate from.