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Kevin De Bruyne describes ex-Man City teammate Jadon Sancho’s rise to stardom as ‘crazy’

‘I trained with him a few times and he was gone – incredible’: Kevin De Bruyne describes ex-Man City teammate Jadon Sancho’s rise to stardom as ‘crazy’ with an English star ready to return the Premier League

  • De Bruyne described Jadon Sancho’s rise since leaving Man City as ‘crazy’
  • The pair were briefly teammates when Sancho was at City’s academy
  • Belgian star remembers training together a few times before Sancho left the club
  • His career has since started at Borussia Dortmund with 17 goals this season
  • Sancho could return to England soon with Man United and Chelsea linked together

Kevin De Bruyne has described the rise of Jadon Sancho as ‘crazy’ and remembered the brief time they were Manchester City teammates.

The English star was a member of the City academy, but moved to Borussia Dortmund in 2017 before appearing in the first team.

Sancho, now 20, saw his career kick off in Germany and has since become an English international and is now linked to a return to the Premier League.

Kevin De Bruyne has described the rise of Jadon Sancho as 'crazy' - the pair were briefly teammates at Manchester City before Sancho moved to Borussia Dortmund

Kevin De Bruyne has described the rise of Jadon Sancho as ‘crazy’ – the pair were briefly teammates at Manchester City before Sancho moved to Borussia Dortmund

Sancho was in training with Manchester City prior to moving to Germany in 2017

Sancho was in training with Manchester City prior to moving to Germany in 2017

Sancho was in training with Manchester City prior to moving to Germany in 2017

Sancho has seen his career start in Dortmund since then and has scored 17 goals so far this season

Sancho has seen his career start in Dortmund since then and has scored 17 goals so far this season

Sancho has seen his career start in Dortmund since then and has scored 17 goals so far this season

City’s rivals Manchester United and Chelsea are two of the clubs linked to Sancho, who would charge £ 100 million or more.

Recalling his experience with Sancho during a live session on Instagram with Belgian teammates Romelu Lukaku and Axel Witsel, De Bruyne said:[He] is mad.

“It’s weird, I trained with him a few times and he was gone – unbelievable.

“Sometimes it’s like that, but it’s good for him.

“If you want it now, you have to pay! I do not want to know! ‘

Sancho plays for Manchester City's under-19 side in a UEFA Youth League game in 2016

Sancho plays for Manchester City's under-19 side in a UEFA Youth League game in 2016

Sancho plays for Manchester City’s under-19 side in a UEFA Youth League game in 2016

Dortmund star Sancho has been linked with a Premier League return in the amount of over £ 100m

Dortmund star Sancho has been linked with a Premier League return in the amount of over £ 100m

Dortmund star Sancho has been linked with a Premier League return in the amount of over £ 100m

The winger scored 17 goals this season and contributed 19 assists for Dortmund in all competitions and has become an English player under Gareth Southgate.

His English teammate Marcus Rashford admitted on Wednesday that he would also like to perform for Manchester United alongside Sancho.

Speaking on an Instagram Q&A with Bleacher Report, Rashford said: ‘Clearly it would be good, Sancho is a great player, a new generation player.

“It is absolutely exciting to see him become the player he becomes.

“Hopefully we can all play together, that would be good.”

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford said he would enjoy the chance to play regularly at club level with his English teammate Sancho

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford said he would enjoy the opportunity to play regularly with his English teammate Sancho at club level

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford said he would enjoy the opportunity to play regularly with his English teammate Sancho at club level

When asked what it was with Sancho that set him apart, Rashford added, “He’s playing the cuff, he’s creative, imaginative, I think these are the things you have to do to be world class.”

United and Chelsea are both on the hunt for Sancho, but are unwilling to make it to Dortmund’s £ 100m plus valuation, although the Old Trafford club is willing to bid close to that.

United has reportedly been in contact with the Sancho agent, but is reluctant to formulate a formal approach, mainly because of the uncertainty about the transfer window due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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