New Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic has opened up on the massive potential possessed by now-former teammate Jadon Sancho, as well as Borussia Dortmund’s plans for the in-demand starlet.
Sancho’s meteoric rise
19-year-old winger Sancho proved one of the talking points of European football this season.
The English youngster, who made the move to Borussia Dortmund from Man City in the summer of 2017 for £8 million, built on the potential that he showcased at the Westfalenstadion in 2017/18 with a string of sensational displays over the course of the recently-completed campaign.
The pace, trickery, eye for goal and creative flair possessed by Sancho have seen him rise from exciting but raw prospect this time last year to one of world football’s most in-demand players this summer.
All told, this season, the blistering wide-man racked up 13 goals and 15 assists across all competitions.
In addition, he was named the Bundesliga Player of the Month back in October, and has already been handed 4 senior caps by England, despite having only turned 19 in March.
The time has finally come… 🥁
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) November 16, 2018
Dortmund exit links
As such, Sancho’s stellar form in Germany has inevitably seen the teen linked with a potential return to the Premier League.
The likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been named as expressing an interest in the Dortmund starlet, with suggestions having also circulated that Sancho could make a surprise return to the Etihad with Man City.
The reliable David Ornstein, meanwhile, reported last week that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United have a 50/50 chance of securing a deal for the Englishman this summer:
🔴 Koulibaly – “They love him”
🔴 Wan-Bissaka – “Very much on #MUFC‘s radar”
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) May 14, 2019
‘Dortmund plans with him’
One individual who does not envision Sancho going anywhere over the coming months, however, is the winger’s former Dortmund partner in crime Christian Pulisic.
American international Pulisic, who was photographed in the colours of new club Chelsea for the first time this past Tuesday, was yesterday questioned on both Sancho’s development, and BVB’s plans for their crown jewel.
And, speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, the 20-year-old revealed:
‘It was incredible to see him develop. He came a long way.’
‘Just when he started out he was in a similar situation to me – it was tough for him. He didn’t know the language. I mean he’s still working on it but he’s a great player.’
‘You can obviously see the talent that he has and me and the other guys tried to just help him along and do what we can.’
‘Obviously he had such a standout season and I’m happy for him. It’s great to see.’
‘I definitely think Dortmund plans with him and he obviously had a great season this year.’
‘So I think they’re just hoping for more of that to come and that for next season he can help them in the title race again and hopefully try to win it next year.’