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 30 65 81
2 Manchester United FC 30 35 65
3 Liverpool FC 31 39 63
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 34 61
5 Chelsea FC 30 25 56
6 Arsenal FC 30 14 48
7 Burnley FC 30 1 43
8 Leicester City FC 30 2 40
9 Everton FC 31 -13 40
10 AFC Bournemouth 31 -12 36
11 Watford FC 31 -16 36
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 -12 34
13 Newcastle United FC 30 -10 32
14 Swansea City FC 30 -17 31
15 Huddersfield Town 31 -27 31
16 Crystal Palace FC 31 -18 30
17 West Ham United FC 30 -21 30
18 Southampton FC 30 -15 28
19 Stoke City FC 31 -29 27
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 31 -25 20