Pep Guardiola insists he has no regrets over Jadon Sancho’s choice to stop Man Metropolis for Dortmund.© AFP
Pep Guardiola insists he has no regrets over Jadon Sancho’s choice to stop Manchester Metropolis for Borussia Dortmund. Sancho graduated from Metropolis’s youth academy system as one of many brightest younger stars in Europe. However he opted to depart the Premier League membership for Dortmund in 2017 over fears Metropolis’s assortment of world-class expertise would deny him common enjoying time. The 20-year-old has gone on to develop into a key determine for Dortmund, whereas additionally breaking into the England squad. Now Sancho is about for a reunion with Guardiola after Premier League leaders Metropolis had been pitted towards the Bundesliga membership in Friday’s Champions League quarter-final draw.
Requested if he was pissed off Sancho rejected a contract provide when he was 17, Metropolis boss Guardiola made it clear he’s comfortable to see the teen thrive away from the Etihad Stadium.
“I’ve said many times, it is not a regret. He decides. He’s doing really well. Congratulations, he’s an exceptional player,” Guardiola mentioned on Friday.
“He is a national team player with huge quality, doing really well in Dortmund. We wanted him to stay but he decided to leave, and when people decide to leave all we can do is let them leave.
“I want him all the very best, besides when he performs towards us. No regrets in any respect. If he is comfortable, I am comfortable.”
Sancho had not made a first-team appearance at City when he was sold to Dortmund for just 8 million pounds ($11 million).
That looks a bargain as Sancho is reportedly valued at 108 million pounds by Dortmund, with Manchester United among the clubs interested in him.
Guardiola does not wonder what might have been, saying: “No one is aware of. Possibly he stays and we do not play good or higher. The life of each individual decides what life they lead.
“We will face him, try to control him. We know the quality he has, everyone knows. The quality in Dortmund is from all departments. They are a strong team.”
Sancho is at the moment sidelined with a calf damage however is predicted to be match for the video games towards Metropolis on April 6 and 14.
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