Manager Gareth Southgate opted to include the 18-year-old in his squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures against Croatia and Spain, meaning Sancho is the first player born this century to feature in an England squad. Maybe the opportunity at Chelsea wasn't there.' Eighteen-year-old Sancho, a former member of Manchester City's youth team, insisted playing regularly was 'vital", adding: "'If you feel you're ready to play overseas and believe in yourself, why not?
A host of Premier League clubs are being linked with a move for Sancho, with one report claiming he could become a £100 million player.
It'll be more playing time, at a club with a history of nurturing young talents, that allows Sancho to fulfil his masses of potential, develop further and, in the fullness of time, secure a move to a European big-hitter. It's a dream come true, so I'm really grateful. I couldn't ask for anything better than that. Obviously they were delighted for me and I couldn't stop smiling the whole day, Sancho told Sky Sports during his first England press conference.
Sancho was perhaps the most eye-catching inclusion when Southgate named his squad.
"I was a bit surprised, to be fair, because obviously I'm so young so I have still got a lot to learn", he said with a smile.
While Sancho misses his family and England, the attacker believes he made the right decision moving to Dortmund. The rising star can be seen showing off his skills in a video of him playing for the England youth side as a 15-year-old. His ability is clear for all to see as he performs tricks and dribbles with other young footballers, one of them being Arsenal's Reiss Nelson.
"You're Jadon Sancho.' Those guys make me more grounded". The fans have so much passion for the game and support me every week.
Sancho has recently signed a new contract with the Bundesliga giants after impressing in the early stages of the season.
"Moving from home was the biggest - leaving my mum and my sisters behind". He tells me to do my thing.
They bought him for only 7 million pounds. Sancho has completed 6 assists in just 215 minutes of game time with Dortmund.
"That's... I don't know..."
"I think it's vital [to be playing] because not everyone wants to play U23s". "You never know what could happen in the future".
For now, his focus is on global matters.
Sancho has lit up the Bundesliga since making the fearless decision to turn down Pep Guardiola's pleas to keep him at Manchester City and join Borussia Dortmund past year.