Dortmund deny claims a price has been set for Jadon Sancho

Rooney says he now enjoys watching England as a fan two years after he won his last cap

Rooney says he now enjoys watching England as a fan two years after he won his last cap

England manager Gareth Southgate resisted the temptation to hand 18-year-old Jadon Sancho his global debut as the Three Lions seek a measure of revenge against Croatia in the Nations League on Friday.

However Sancho has always been thought of as an exceptional talent, something illustrated by the fact Dortmund signed him for €7,84 Million, despite him never having played for Manchester City's first team.

Sancho joined Dortmund a year ago having turned down an offer from Manchester City, where he was a member of the club's academy, after failing to see a route into the first team at the Etihad Stadium.

"It means a lot to me, especially my family".

From a young age I was moving away from home [from London to Manchester], so that's what made me take that step further to move outside of England. I couldn't ask for anything better than that.

"Obviously they were just delighted for me, and I just couldn't stop smiling for the whole day".

Sancho is just 18 and has the world at his feet after being called into the England squad for the first time. "People are taking notice, and I'm just grateful for that".

JADON SANCHO will not blink in the spotlight that comes with being hailed the next superstar of English football.

"I'm learning German, of course".

"Obviously Christian Pulisic is another young guy, and I learn from him all the time", Sancho said of the United States worldwide.

He has not only proved himself to be stunning with his keen dribbles; he is also fantastic at power shots and deft through balls and key passes which makes him one of the best young all-round players in Bundesliga now.

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"I was a bit surprised, to be fair", Sancho, the first player born this century to win a senior call-up for England, said. "That's what he said to me".

But it is Sancho who Heskey is looking forward to seeing the most.

The attacking midfielder's performances have recently been rewarded with a contract extension with the German giants until 2022 but living overseas has brought challenges.

The youngster admits he is enjoying a different life in Germany, and insists potential first-team opportunities were the motivation when opting to leave City and England. "We have to improve and play a good game but it is not easy to play against England without fans", he added. If you're ready to play overseas and you believe in yourself, why not?

Playing for England brings new pressures, though, and his performances have seen a £100million price tag to be mentioned. I don't know. It's the future. "I don't know what to say to that".

To me he is a flawless player.

For now, his focus is on worldwide matters.

Levy is renowned for being a tough negotiator and hasn't injected colossal money into Spurs compared to their top-six rivals in recent years, but that would have to change to land Sancho.

"For the next two years he should concentrate on getting into the Under-21 side, play games and learn about global competition".

"The growth in England at the moment is insane", Sancho added.

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