The summer signing from Manchester City has used the winter break to make up ground physically and become a regular fixture in Peter Stöger’s team. Despite Borussia's array of attacking riches, Sancho has played every minute of BVB’s three games in January, winning fans over with his refreshing style of play on the left wing.
"Sancho is a really good lad who has pace and is good in one-on-ones," Stöger said on his young starlet, before adding, "He’s not the finished article just yet, but if he continues developing the way he is, recognising situations properly, then he’s got a great future ahead of him."
The name Sancho certainly featured in the notes of scouts come May 2017. He was key for England with his five goals in six games as the Three Lions finished second at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Croatia. Sancho was in fact named the tournament’s best player. He also chipped in with three goals at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India in October as England went on to lift the title, however he was called back to Dortmund after the group stage before making his Bundesliga debut days later.
At the age of just 17, Sancho is the second-youngest player to appear in the Bundesliga in 2017/18. In January, he attempted more challenges than any other Dortmund player, assisted Shinji Kagawa’s equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Hertha Berlin on Matchday 19 and just the week before hit the post against VfL Wolfsburg. He is now just missing that maiden goal.