Conversations regarding teenage talent usually carry a caveat. Words such as ‘potential’ and ‘consistency’ are ubiquitous and understandably so; for every young player that explodes into the footballing consciousness and stays there, it seems there are countless others who fizzle before failing to fulfil their expectation. So, for every Wayne Rooney, count 100 Federico Macheda’s.
At just 19, the conversations, however, regarding Jadon Sancho’s performances have stopped including any warnings, instead, they appear to take the winger’s presence amongst European football’s upper-echelons as a given.
Now, with 13 goals and 14 assists in 20 Bundesliga games so far, Sancho is already set to improve on from his 12 goals and 17 assists in the competition last season.