Amid growing interest from Manchester United, England coach, Southgate has warned winger, Jadon Sancho, that transition to the English Premier League (EPL) would be challenging.
League giant, Man U, is ready to offer Sancho the no.7 shirt, in a bid to lure him to move to Old Trafford this summer and are believed to be leading the race to sign the young wizard from Dortmund for a club-record fee.
Southgate said : “Well he is a very talented young player, and he is developing well. As a young player if I look at his age, if I look at what his contribution is, he’s learning the game, he’s slowly maturing, there are still bits he has to learn, and he has got some fantastic role models in Raheem and Marcus Rashford to look at.
“I think the top teams, the matches played at Champions League level where the English teams have played those German teams has been a good challenge.
“I think the depth of the league isn’t as strong, and I think the finances aren’t the same. Our smallest teams can compete with some historical big hitters around Europe like Ajax.”
However, 20 year-old Sancho has since been welcomed to the club by his good friend, Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford.