Pep messed up but City could buy back lost England U-17 star


Pep messed up but City could buy back lost England U-17 star

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Manchester City had inserted a buy-back clause for teenage star Jadon Sancho before his transfer deadline day move to Borussia Dortmund for £7 million, the Sun reports.

It is reported that City failed to convince the young winger to stay following a mysterious refusal by Pep Guardiola to include the youngster in the Citizens' pre-season tour.

But now it surfaces that the Light Blues have managed to insert a few clauses in their contract with Borussia Dortmund which could allow them to get the player back in the future. One of the clauses states that Manchester City hold the right to approach the player first should Dortmund decide to sell him.

Another clause gives the Citizens 15 per cent sell-on fee on anything above the £7 million Dortmund paid for him.

It is believed Sancho was left shattered by the pre-season snub by Guardiola, and this, along with his inability to see a way into the first team forced him to reject a £30,000 a week contract with the club before moving to Germany.

Sancho has become one of England U17s brightest stars since receiving his first call-up in 2016, having scored 14 goals in 17 games. He is currently on duty with the national side for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, where he has already scored three goals in three games as England are topping their group.

The former City player has also recorded two games for Borussia’s reserve team so far, contributing with an assists in Dormund’s 5:3 victory over Real Madrid in the Youth Champions League.



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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 23 50 62
2 Manchester United FC 23 32 50
3 Liverpool FC 23 26 47
4 Chelsea FC 23 25 47
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 23 25 44
6 Arsenal FC 23 11 39
7 Burnley FC 23 -1 34
8 Leicester City FC 23 2 31
9 Everton FC 23 -13 27
10 Watford FC 23 -9 26
11 West Ham United FC 23 -12 25
12 Crystal Palace FC 23 -12 25
13 AFC Bournemouth 23 -11 24
14 Huddersfield Town 23 -20 24
15 Newcastle United FC 23 -10 23
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 23 -12 23
17 Southampton FC 23 -11 21
18 Stoke City FC 23 -27 20
19 West Bromwich Albion FC 23 -12 19
20 Swansea City FC 23 -21 17