Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Jadon Sancho Contract to 2022 in Borussia Dortmund

Jadon Sancho Contract to 2022 in Borussia Dortmund

"Jadon Sancho is definitely one of the most exciting players in Europe", said Michael Zorc, Borussia Dortmund's sporting director.

Reports suggested he would be handed his first U21 call but an impressive performance and an assist against Monaco on Wednesday changed Southgate's mind.

Mount, on loan at Sky Bet Championship side Derby from Chelsea, and Leicester new boy Maddison have also been rewarded for his fine starts to the season, with Southgate is ready to unleash the youngsters against some of the world's best.

The 21-year-old has scored three Premier League goals and assisted a further two since his summer move from Norwich City.

Watford midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah and goalkeepers Alex McCarthy and Marcus Bettinelli are the other uncapped players included, while Ross Barkley has been recalled at the expense of Chelsea team-mate Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Mount, now on loan from Chelsea at Derby, is another to have experienced football overseas, with the 19-year-old having spent last season at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.

Borussia Dortmund's Sancho has risen from the under-19s - Southgate, however, said he would have been selected regardless of injuries - while Mount and Maddison had been part of Boothroyd's under-21 squad.

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The Russian outfit beat the reigning champions 1-0 despite Los Blancos having won the competition for the previous three seasons. Everton loanee Nikola Vlasic scored the only goal of the game early on after a awful back pass from Toni Kroos.

Dele Alli has been sidelined by a hamstring problem, while fitness doubts have seen the likes of Fabian Delph, Adam Lallana, and Jesse Lingard omitted.

England kicked-off their UEFA Nation League campaign to a bad start as Southgate's men lost at home to Spain.

"He's a player that is explosive, is really creative in the final third, and has had a big impact in terms of assists in the matches he has played, can score goals and has had a big impact in our junior teams in the last couple of years".

"Well, he's had a long period injured at Chelsea past year, so that wasn't a reflection on the quality of the player that he hadn't been with us, but he wasn't getting any football, really", Southgate said. He has been fearless enough to go and play overseas and has started two Champions League games for Dortmund and has also had a big impact from the bench in their league games. He had a year at [Dutch side] Vitesse Arnhem last year so he's had another year of men's football.

"But we think they are performing well with their clubs, they're confident players".

A total of three Liverpool players have been picked - Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson - while Tottenham have a total of five players in the squad; Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Harry Winks and Harry Kane.

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