Jadon Sancho's display for Borussia Dortmund vs PSG shows why the top clubs want him


It was undoubtedly Erling Haaland's night at the Westfalenstadion, but Jadon Sancho's performance also had football fans very excited. 

Borussia Dortmund beat PSG 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, a Haaland brace sandwiching Neymar's strike. 

Lucien Favre is getting the best out of Haaland and the question now will be how long Dortmund can keep hold of him given his relatively low release clause. 

There is less of a question mark over Sancho's future, however, as it's become widely accepted that he'll leave Germany in the summer. 

The England international is expected to head back to his homeland, with Liverpool and Manchester United seemingly the frontrunners. 

Per Transfermarkt, the 19-year-old is worth £109 million, his value having inflated again in December. 

So, he won't be coming cheap for whoever lands his signature. 

Fortunately, he showed once again versus PSG why clubs will be more than happy to part with that kind of money, creating more chances than any other player. 

Sancho's display was dissected in the BT Sport studio after the game, with Owen Hargreaves particularly impressed. 

"That performance from Sancho was like Neymar in his prime. Off the cuff. He was unplayable," Hargreaves said. 

"Get your cheque books out. Somebody go and sign that kid because he is special."

"He showed maturity beyond his years. He's a spearhead for them with what he brings, his lack of respect for the opposition," Jermaine Jenas added. 

One of the highlights was an audacious nutmeg on Marco Verratti, which Jenas suggested "tells me he thinks he is the best player on the pitch" - quite the confidence when he is gracing the same turf as Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Haaland. 

That speaks volumes about the swagger with which the forward plays and he would not be out of place in any top European team. 

Liverpool's only challenge would be fitting him into their attack. 


In a campaign when he has scored 18 goals and 15 assists for club and country, matched only by a certain Lionel Messi for goal contributions, it's hard to believe Dortmund have been at odds with the youngster. 

Sancho has encountered off-field disciplinary issues and was dropped earlier this season. Sections of the German media then accused him of 'ruining his reputation' after posting videos of his holiday, which included a visit to the famous 'Salt Bae' restaurant, on social media. 

You get the feeling his reputation is going to be just fine. 

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