Jadon Sancho's performances in the past two seasons for Borussia Dortmund have made him a wanted man around Europe.
Today he's 20, which is an amazing thought considering how prolific he is in terms of goals and assists already, and how much he's still going to improve.
In terms of direct goal contributions since the start of 2018/19, Sancho is level on fourth in Europe's top five leagues. Only Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski have contributed directly to more goals than Sancho, who's level with Ciro Immobile on 55 for this period.
🔥 Most direct goal contributions in Europe’s top five leagues since the start of 2018/19— Futaa.com (@Futaacom) March 25, 2020
🇦🇷 Lionel Messi: 80
🇫🇷 Kylian Mbappé: 63
🇵🇱 Robert Lewandowski: 57
🏴 Jadon Sancho: 55
🇮🇹 Ciro Immobile: 55#JadonSancho #HAPPYBIRTHDAY pic.twitter.com/X4fsJduupE
It's the consistency that he's produced that is probably the most astounding factor of his game. Plenty of talented youngsters can turn out brilliant displays every now and then only to disappear for weeks and months after that. But Sancho has bagged double figures for both goals and assists in the Bundesliga for two seasons running. Whether or not he's still at Dortmund next season is up for debate, with a host of clubs in the queue for his coveted signature.
Wherever the young English wing wizard is playing his football in 2020/21, we'll be sure to tune in to enjoy the talents of a player who's destined for the very top of the game. Happy birthday Jadon Sancho!