The desire to grow local talents and see them flourish is apparently a part and parcel of the nationalist fervor that envelopes League football.
In the English context, in particular, this trend is highly evident as the locality of youngsters is taken on as a reason to be proud and often this connection seems into the very chants that the fans bellow on match-day.
However, what is equally rare in England is for relevant local talents to be shipped off to foreign leagues. This isn’t highly prevalent as most clubs wish to either nurture youngsters within their own youth-setup or else loan them out to lower leagues so that they have a chance to develop further.
A report in the Sun, now claims that United are deciding whether to purchase £70m-rated Jaden Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. The fiery forward, who is yet to turn 19, is a product of the Man City youth-setup.
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In fact, such is the fervent zeal that is held by the Sky Blues that they would wish to make a massive chunk out of any possible transfer, mainly by means of additional clauses.
While the basic sell-on clause for the English forward is at 15%, other dynamics may also come into play.
Besides, another useful clause that the Mancunian giants have in their favor is that regardless of who seeks to purchase Sancho, City have the first chance to try and match any fee that is bid upon.
As of such, an entertaining transfer battle could ensue between the two local rivals. It shouldn’t surprise many that the 18-year-old forward, in spite of his clinical ability and breathtaking pace, is still in his younger years.
As of such, at a club like Dortmund, he can truly make a regular impact whereas a club like United or City is likely to relegate him to the bench, imploring him to wait until his time comes.