Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has listed Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka as one of England’s young prospects capable of doing great things with the Three Lions
While Sancho has outrightly chosen Saka for England, the youngster who is still eligible to play for Nigeria is presently undecided about his international future.
Though Sancho is disappointed the Euros were called off, he believes the options coach Gareth Southgate now has will spark a battle for places.
“Nah I was gutted. Obviously I’ve been doing my thing this season and I was ready to go,” Sancho told SoccerBible.
“I don’t mind it being pushed back though. I feel like the England squad has a lot of players who are interesting at the moment. It’s going to be interesting to see who makes the squad.
“The players we have now are great and the young players that are coming up now like Bukayo Saka, Mason Greenwood – these guys are talented. It’s interesting to see what they’re doing week in, week out.
“They’re doing a madness so it’s going to be a very tough decision for Gareth Southgate to make.
“Again it’s healthy competition and you’ve just got to do your thing and everyone is going to be doing their best. It’s exciting to see.”
Already Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has expressly declared he would not be begging any Nigerian player in the Diaspora to come play for the country’s national team.