Hot England prospect Jadon Sancho is enduring an incredible season for Bundesliga giants, Borussia Dortmund and according to research released by CIES Football Observatory, this run of form has increased the winger's transfer value by a staggering £70 million.
That’s right, the 18-year-old is now considered as one of the most sought-after players in Europe, leading his transfer value to be multiplied by 806%. You may as well assume that his most recent performance in the Revierderby all but added to this substantial but just rise.
Sancho scored the winning goal against Schalke and exhibited a creative and skilful mind incomparable to most other players in the match. The affirmed fan favourite has replicated performances of this ilk all season long- recording six goals and nine assists in the opening months of the campaign.
The win kept Dortmund top of the Bundesliga in what has been a formidable start to the season inspired by the young English attacker who has emerged as a key figure at Westfalenstadion in recent months.
Consequently, Sancho was called into the England senior squad by Gareth Southgate for the UEFA Nations League and he helped England qualify to the semi-finals.
This news will perhaps come serve as a major rubbing salt in the wounds of Manchester City carved by Chelsea at the weekend; the current Premier League Champions sold Sancho to Dortmund for just under £10 million in 2017.
Pep Guardiola’s title-winning team didn’t have space for the youngster and told him he couldn’t be assured of regular first-team football. Thus, he rejected a new contract with the Citizens.
Back then, he was estimated at £8.7 million. He is now said to be worth as much as £79 million.
Sancho was cast aside by City which has since become a somewhat blessing in disguise for the player with an incredibly bright future. Being driven out by City meant that he could thrive in a foreign league and receive the game time he said he needed.
He has since become a regular starter for the former Champions League finalists and been hailed as one of their most prolific players.
The algorithm used for the new analysis combines age, current contract, position, form and league played in to determine their transfer value.