How Sancho’s BVB record compares with the PL’s most expensive attackers

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According to reports, Jadon Sancho is finally set to seal his long-awaited move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United in the coming weeks.

Sancho, who is controversially yet to feature for England at Euro 2020, would likely become United’s new record signing, as well as the Premier League’s most expensive player amid suggestions Dortmund are holding out for over £100million.

The young forward’s record with the German club is ridiculous, but would he be worth such a price? To put the potential move into context, we’ve taken a look at how his record compares to the most expensive attacking players in recent Premier League history – and their records for their last clubs before they arrived in English football.

The seven most expensive at the time of writing, bought from overseas, are Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Chelsea signings Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Alvaro Morata and Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria.

We’ve also included what they won before arriving, their ages at the time of the move, and the reported fee paid for their signatures.

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

Games: 137
Starts: 108
Sub appearances: 29

Goals: 50
Assists: 64

Penalties scored: 3

Minutes per goal: 198
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 210
Minutes per goal or assist: 86

Age: 21
Trophies Won: DFL Supercup, DFB Pokal
Reported Fee: /

READ: Comparing Jadon Sancho’s 2020-21 stats to England’s other attackers

Nicolas Pepe (Lille)

Games: 79
Starts: 71
Sub appearances: 8

Goals: 37
Assists: 17

Penalties scored: 10

Minutes per goal: 175
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 240
Minutes per goal or assist: 120

Age: 24
Trophies Won: /
Reported Fee: £72million (2019)

Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen)

Games: 150
Starts: 124
Sub appearances: 26

Goals: 46
Assists: 31

Penalties scored: 7

Minutes per goal: 246
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 290
Minutes per goal or assist: 146

Age: 21
Trophies Won: /
Reported Fee:
£71million (2020)

READ: A combined England Euro ’96 and Euro 2020 XI

Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid)

*Second Stint Only (2016-17)

Games: 54
Starts: 30
Sub appearances: 24

Goals: 20
Assists: 6

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 94
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 94
Minutes per goal or assist: 72

Age: 24
Trophies Won: UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup, Champions League, La Liga
Reported Fee: £60million (2017)

Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid)

Games: 190
Starts: 47
Sub appearances: 143

Goals: 36
Assists: 85

Penalties scored: 1

Minutes per goal: 346
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 355
Minutes per goal or assist: 102

Age: 26
Trophies Won: La Liga, Spanish Supercup, UEFA Super Cup, Champions League, Copa del Rey (x2)
Reported Fee: £59million (2014)

Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)

Games: 127
Starts: 78
Sub appearances: 49

Goals: 19
Assists: 26

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 394
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 394
Minutes per goal or assist: 166

Age: 20
Trophies Won: DFB Pokal
Reported Fee: £58million (2019)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)

Games: 213
Starts: 182
Sub appearances: 31

Goals: 141
Assists: 36

Penalties scored: 13

Minutes per goal: 117
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 129
Minutes per goal or assist: 93

Age: 28
Trophies Won: DFB Pokal, DFL Supercup (x2)
Reported Fee: £56million (2018)

Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg)

Games: 73
Starts: 73
Sub appearances: 0

Goals: 20
Assists: 37

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 326
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 326
Minutes per goal or assist: 114

Age: 24
Trophies Won: DFL Supercup, DFB Pokal
Reported Fee: £55million (2015)

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