Who’d have thought we’d see the day when young English players from teams in the so-called ‘top six’ upped sticks from their cosy lives in the Premier League in favour of moves to Germany.
Seeing some of Blighty’s most exciting players find regular game time on the continent is a brilliant sight for fans with Three Lions on their shirts. However, one thing that the moves of Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson, in particular, was bound to bring is endless comparisons between the two.
It’s an inevitable by-product of modern football.
Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho has already become a full England international thanks to his performances in the Bundesliga, while many expect that his childhood friend Reiss Nelson will also be called up to the senior side after his short time at TSG Hoffenheim.
Although Sancho is currently hogging the limelight as English football’s golden boy – he’s already been linked with ridiculously priced moves back to the Premier League – Nelson could be going under the radar as the
Reiss Nelson and Jadon Sancho enjoyably continue to do bits in the Bundesliga. Thrilled for both of them – pushed out of a comfort zone and coming into their own
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) October 20, 2018
“At times, because of their friendship, it was telepathic between them on the pitch.”
Nelson is also playing in a Hoffenheim side who are certainly lacking the same level of quality that Borussia Dortmund have at their disposal, but are instead performing well above expectations thanks to the immaculate work of head coach Julian Nagelsmann.