Manchester United are keeping a close eye on frustrated Manchester City youngster Jadon Sancho, who has refused to attend any training sessions at the club ever since Pep Guardiola’s side returned from their pre-season tour, according to reports
The 17-year-old winger was named Player of the Tournament following the UEFA European Under 17 Championship in Croatia after claiming seven goals – whilst being involved in ten overall – on route to the final, where England eventually lost to Spain. He is recognised as one of the club’s brightest talents alongside Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden, bringing to the table a tantalising mixture of power, skill and a direct attitude on the ball.
However, Sancho’s relationship with City started to sour when Guardiola chose not to hand him a place on his side’s pre-season tour – during which Foden and Diaz both impressed – after the winger made it clear he wanted to leave the club amid interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. And the situation has decidedly worsened over the last weeks: Sancho has not turned up to any training sessions and, despite being active on Twitter, has been uncontactable, leaving the club baffled and seemingly obligated to sanction a move elsewhere for the Englishman.
And according to the Telegraph‘s James Ducker, United are among a litany of clubs – including Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur – lining up to offer him a contract elsewhere. Sancho wants a move elsewhere to have a greater chance of receiving more senior game time and would prefer to join a London based club, but Mourinho ought to seriously consider making the youngster an offer he will struggle to refuse.