After taking a bold step last summer, Jadon Sancho is beginning to reap the rewards of leaving Manchester City.
The winger, who played in England's victorious under-17 World Cup campaign in October, joined Borussia Dortmund in the summer for £8m.
He reportedly turned down a new £30,000-a-week contract at the Etihad to seal a move to Germany, where he raised eyebrows by taking Ousmane Dembele's number seven shirt, after the latter joined Barcelona.
He hasn't quite had the involvement at first-team level that the number potentially indicated, but he has still featured on several occasions for Dortmund, despite suffering ankle ligament damage.
Sancho has made six appearances for BVB in the Bundesliga, and registered his first assist for the club against Hertha Berlin two months ago.
His record at England youth level is quite phenomenal too, with 14 goals in 18 outings for the under-17s.
However, he revealed this week that he was put back in his place during training sessions at both City and Dortmund.
The winger said that both Vincent Kompany and Marcel Schmelzer, the respective club captains, warned him after he nutmegged them.
He is confident that his move to Germany has improved and made him grow up though, particularly with toning down his trickery to avoid any further stern words.
"I nutmegged the captains of Dortmund (Schmelzer) and City (Kompany) and they said 'don't do that again'. They don't like it," he told JD Sports.
"I was always skillful as a youngster but now I don't do skills as much because the game has got quicker and it's more serious.
"Getting my first league call-up was a big opportunity. I just wanted to express myself. I'm more mature now, I know when to release the ball. I'm not greedy but I just want to show what I can do."
It's brilliant that Sancho has the confidence to take his skills to Germany and play as he did in the youth set-ups in England, particularly strutting his stuff amongst the senior players.
It's probably for the best that he cut out the nutmegs though, as they probably wouldn't be so kind as to just give him a warning next time.
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