Updated: Jul 2, 2020
Jadon Sancho is currently one of the hottest properties within world football. Within this blog article, using Football Manager 2020, we will fast forward time to the year 2037 to see where the best selling football computer series predicts Jadon Sancho will end up and how his career will pan out.
Jadon Sancho began his career at Watford, joining their academy at the age of 7, before moving the Manchester City at the age of 14 for a fee of £500k. Sancho, now 20 years of age, impressed within the youth system and Manchester City had high hopes for the Englishman. At the age of 17, Sancho's contract talks with Premier League giants broke down, prompting Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to leave him out of the side's pre-season tour to the United States in 2017.
According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal and their fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur were interested in bringing Sancho back to London. However, in a surprising move, Sancho decided to move to Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund for a deal worth £8 million.
Since his move to Borussia Dortmund, Sancho has excelled in his 70 appearances for the club, scoring 30 goals in the process. On a daily basis, rumours are strive of whether the former Manchester City starlet will be returning to the Premier League. Manchester United are apparently interested in bringing Sancho back to Manchester with many football fans on Twitter believing a deal has already been concluded.
At the time of writing this article, Jadon Sancho is still a Borussia Dortmund player and this is why we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to run this experiment. For those of you are unfamiliar the the game, Football Manager, it is a simulation game played my millions of 'virtual managers' from all over the world. Jadon Sancho is one of the highest rated 'wonderkids' on Football Manager and has potential, like in real life, to become one of the best players in the world.
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So, lets get started with the experiment. The year is now 2037, 17 years since Jadon Sancho was on the verge of joining Manchester United or potentially fellow Premier League side Arsenal if you are to believe certain Twitter users.
In our 'Football Manager Predicts' experiment Jadon Sancho, at 37 years old, is currently plying his trade in the Greece for Super League side POAK. However, the past 17 seasons have resulted in an extremely successful career for the England international. Sancho has gone on to gain 152 caps for England, scoring 30 goals along the way.
Jadon Sancho remained at Borussia Dortmund for the 2019/20 season, playing 32 times, scoring 9 goals and grabbing 8 assists along the way. It was in the 2020/21 season that Jadon Sancho secured his move to Frank Lampard's Chelsea side for a whopping fee of £96 million. Sancho went on to spend the next 13 seasons at Chelsea, winning the Champions League twice and the Premier League on three occasions. Sancho went on to score 108 goals in his 13 seasons at the club.
At the age of 33, Sancho moved to Italian giant Juventus for a fee of £13 million and spent a year at the club featuring 18 times, scoring the solitary one goal before a move to fellow Italian side Fiorentina for £1.5 million. Sancho's time at Fiorentina was a successful one as he went on to score 10 times in 34 games before Juventus swooped in again to bring Sancho back to the club after only one season at Fiorentina. Strangely, Sancho did not manage to make an appearance for Juventus in his second spell at the club and in the 2034/35 season he decided stay in Italy to join fellow Serie A side Benevento for a fee of £1.4 million. Sancho's spell at Benevento was a short one after spending only six months at the club before heading to Greece.
Sancho has spent the past three seasons at POAK in Greece and has amassed 39 goals in his three season at the club. He is due to retire at the end of the season in what will have been an extremely succesful career.
Will Jadon Sancho's career replicate this in real life? We will have to wait and see. Did you enjoy this Football Manager experiment? Are there any other players you would like us to experiment with? If so, drop us a message on our Twitter at the @TheFootyGang.