Sancho was player of the tournament at this summer’s European Under-17 Championship

England Under-17 midfielder Jadon Sancho has returned to Borussia Dortmund after the German club called him back from the Under-17 World Cup.

After protracted negotiation, Dortmund allowed the ex-Manchester City forward to play in the group phase in India.

The 17-year-old scored three times as Steve Cooper’s side advanced to the knockout stage with a 100% record.

Cooper was hopeful of keeping Sancho for the full tournament, starting with Tuesday’s last-16 game against Japan.

However, Dortmund, who paid £10m for the teenager in August, insisted he return.

Sancho was allowed to do a recovery session with his England team-mates on Sunday morning before flying to Cyprus, where Dortmund have Champions League and Uefa Youth League games against Apoel Nicosia on Tuesday.

He is yet to make his first-team debut for his new club, but was an unused substitute for their 2-1 Bundesliga win at Augsburg immediately before the international break.


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