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Manchester City wonderkid Jadon Sancho has chosen to sign for Tottenham instead of Arsenal, according to reports.
The player is keen to make an exit away from the Etihad, with the player said to be refusing to attend training sessions with the Sky Blues since early August.
The player in question, Sancho, is in the final ear of his scholarship deal with the Citizens. However, at age 17, Manchester City would stand to gain a small compensation for his sale, even if the player leaves for free at the end of the new season. The amount of compensation that City would receive is believed to be around £3-4 million.
The reported reason for Sancho anxious to get out is he feels first-team opportunities will be hard to come by for him at Manchester City, who signed Spurs’ right-back Kyle Walker this summer for a fee of around £50m.
Sancho, who was born in London and is claimed to desire a return to the capital, was excluded from City’s US pre-season tour.
Sancho won the Golden Player award at this summer’s European U17s Championships
Spurs is Sancho’s first choice destination ahead of Arsenal should the youngster succeed in pushing through a move this summer, according to ESPN, who say Mauricio Pochettino’s side are confident City will ultimately release the player.
His reasoning comes down to his desire for first-team football, it is claimed, as Sancho believes that more first-team opportunities would be more available at Spurs and so will turn down Arsenal’s offer.
Sancho may well be right in his thought process. Arsenal currently have a large crop of players in his position, so would still likely find his opportunities limited despite Sancho’s obvious talent. Meanwhile, Spurs have much less strength in depth in wide positions.