Could the ex-Manchester City academy player force his way into Gareth Southgate’s plans?
Before this season, not many would have heard of him – and many still won’t have – but there has been interest shown by punters in Jadon Sancho's chances being a shock inclusion in the Three Lions squad in the summer.
When Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele was sold to Barcelona for a nine-figure sum, he left the number 7 shirt vacant and the man to fill the jersey cost the Germans less than 1/10th of that amount. Sancho signed for a fee in the region of £10m after he decided to force a move away from Manchester City when the club did not take him on their pre-season tour of the US.
The youngster has been a regular for the England youth sides where he has scored a combined 23 goals in 30 appearances. Last month he was recalled by his club from the U17 World Cup - England went on to win the tournament - after scoring three goals in three matches in the group stages. He went on to make history by becoming the first ever Englishman to ever play in the Bundesliga for Dortmund, when he was brought on as a substitute against Frankfurt.
The 17-year-old was originally installed in the market at 50/1 but his odds have methodically tumbled and at one point last week he was as short as 10/1. You can however still get odds of 25/1 and that price has been enough to tempt Oddschecker users into a bet. Since his Dortmund debut on the 21st October to now, Sancho has has received the third most bets to make the England World Cup squad, getybehind Harry Winks and Joe Gomez.
| Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho (17) was called up for his England u19s debut in the Euro first stage qualifiers vs Faroe Islands yesterday in a 6-0 win.— Footy Scouted (@FootyScouted) November 9, 2017
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