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Gareth Southgate has revealed that Jadon Sancho’s training performances have improved over the last week.
On Wednesday, Manchester United have finally completed a £72.9million Sanch transfer from Borussia Dortmund.
The 20-year-old has been restricted to just six minutes of playing time at the Euros but is said to be in contention to start against Ukraine in tonight’s quarter-final in Rome.
And England boss Southgate has noticed an improvement over the last week.
“No, in fact I think Jadon over the last seven days has trained the best level in the time with us,” Southgate told ITV when asked if Sancho had been distracted by the United move. “You accept there are lots of ongoing transfer situations and nobody is coming in for talks, nobody is going out for talks.
“But we can’t stop people’s phones ringing and we can’t stop business happening outside of that and you just have to trust the players and they’re all very focused.
“I haven’t really had a long discussion with him about it at this moment, because that story’s been going on for 12 months. When everything’s confirmed I’m sure I’ll have a chat with him.
“But there’s so much speculation about all of our players, I don’t pick up every little individual piece but I’m checking in with the players every single day to see how they are and the biggest thing is he’s been very focused in his training and that’s been good.”
Source – MEN