Dominic Solanke believes Jadon Sancho’s decision to join Borussia Dortmund has inspired other players to take a bold decision in their football career.
Sancho decided not to extend his Manchester City contract and went on to join the Bundesliga side last season. He took some time to adjust to the new nature of the Bundesliga and has been one of the shining lights in the German top flight this season.
The teenager has been involved in 14 goals so far and his prolific form in front of the goal has pushed Christian Pulisic to the bench. Solanke moved to Bournemouth from Liverpool for a reported fee of £19m a few days ago and would be hoping to have some regular game time to improve his prospect in the Premier League.
Solanke said, “That [Sancho’s success at Dortmund] has affected everyone.
“When one young player sees another young player doing that they think they can do it as well, especially when everyone is playing at international level together.
“Sancho is doing well in Germany and a lot of players would like to follow his path. What he’s done, getting into the England team at such a young age, it will influence a lot of young players.”
“I think every footballer just wants to play,
“You want to show what you can do and I’m definitely looking forward to playing here.”