In Focus: Better opportunities for Sancho at Tottenham Hotspur than Manchester City

Manchester City youngster Jadon Sancho is attempting to force a move away, with Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal interested, according to The Independent.

What’s the story?

The 17-year-old seems intent on departing the City Football Academy as he is not planning on returning to training.

The Independent claims that Sancho has not trained with the two-time Premier League champions since last week and has gone back to London.

Tottenham and Arsenal are reportedly interested in recruiting the promising talent, who has one year left on his scholarship deal.

According to the publication, Spurs wanted Sancho included in the deal that took Kyle Walker to City, but the North-West outfit turned their rivals down.

It is believed that any deal is likely to cost a £4m compensation fee.

Should Sancho choose Spurs over Arsenal?

Both North London clubs have decent academies, but at the moment Tottenham have a manager who is bringing youth into the first team.

After joining the club in 2015, Dele Alli has become an integral player in Mauricio Pochettino’s first XI.

Academy graduate Harry Kane has also had his best two seasons under Pochettino by winning back-to-back Golden Boot awards.

While it may be a few years before Sancho gets his first-team break, he is likely to be given a chance if he impresses in the youth ranks.

Plus, Tottenham’s transformation into title contenders over the last couple of seasons indicates that there is more to come.

For Sancho, joining a club that is moving forward is an attractive prospect.