Jadon Sancho joins England U-17 World Cup squad

Jadon Sancho left Manchester City for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in a £10m switch in August and was immediately included in their first-team squad
Jadon Sancho left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in August and was immediately included in their first-team squad

Former Manchester City forward Jadon Sancho has joined the England Under-17 World Cup squad, but is only definitely available for the group stages.

The Football Association has been negotiating Sancho's release with his new club Borussia Dortmund.

The German side were reluctant to release their 17-year-old £10m signing, who was named on the bench for the first time at Augsburg on Saturday.

However, they have let Sancho travel to India for England's first three games.

The Young Lions group fixtures begin against Chile on Sunday, 8 October and conclude against Iraq on 14 October.

If England progress to the knockout phase, Sancho's participation is in doubt.

Dortmund expect him to go back to Germany but the FA is hopeful the player will remain with the side if England are successful.

The final is on Saturday, 28 October.

England squad

Goalkeepers: Curtis Anderson (Manchester City), Josef Bursik (Stoke), William Crellin (Fleetwood)

Defenders: Timothy Eyoma (Tottenham), Lewis Gibson (Everton), Marc Guehi (Chelsea), Joel Latibeaudiere (Manchester City), Jonathan Panzo (Chelsea), Steven Sessegnon (Fulham)

Midfielders: Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Morgan Gibbs White (Wolves), Angel Gomes (Manchester United), Nya Kirby (Crystal Palace), George McEachran (Chelsea), Tashan Oakley Boothe (Tottenham)

Forwards: Rhian Brewster (Liverpool), Philip Foden (Manchester City), Callum Hudson Odoi (Chelsea), Danny Loader (Reading), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal)

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