Since the arrival of Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund in 2017, many clubs have been fighting in the transfer windows for his signature. The 19-year old’s heroics for the Bundesliga giants have made him one of the most exciting young talents in world football right now.
Manchester City, who previously had Sancho at the Etihad stadium is keen on bringing the England international back. Pep Guardiola has made up his mind regarding the transfer after the continuous speculations regarding Leroy Sane’s probable move to Bayern. Meanwhile, Chelsea and Manchester United are also in the race for his signature.
Amidst all the speculations, Arsenal might get an upper hand in this race if they agree to meet the price demands from the German club. The gunners have a key figure in their team who is quite close to Jadon Sancho. The 20-year-old Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson is a childhood friend of Sancho. Despite being a part of different youth academies, they still grew up playing football together.
Sancho vs Nelson, an endless discussion
The ex-Manchester City man Sancho started his career with the Premier League side, Watford. On the other hand, Reiss Nelson is a product of Arsenal’s youth academy. It’s quite obvious that the two are always compared to each other and this debate has been unsettled for a long time now.
In a recent interview, Nelson spoke about Sancho and the friendly rivalry that surrounds the two
“We’d be out, in a nice place, and someone would throw a ball and say: ‘These two, battle each other!’ It got a bit annoying and boring. It got to a point where we were both just like: ‘Nah, we can’t just go messing around with each other all the time’. He’s like my brother, it’s not a battle like some people say.”
After returning from a loan spell at Hoffenheim, Nelson has scored twice in the 14 appearances he has made for the gunners so far. It’s quite certain that the two will end up playing against each other in the Premier League so far.