Sancho has risen to prominence this season at Borussia Dortmund, already registering nine assists for the Bundesliga side.
No player has provided more across Europe's top leagues, and the 18-year-old's early success in Germany has highlighted the current need for young English players to seek regular first-team football overseas.
Playing infront of such imposing and vast crowds at Dortmund's mightily impressive Westfalenstadion, Sancho has shown real maturity for such a young man, leading Everton forward Walcott to believe that the youngster has the ability to cope with the demands on global football.
After helping England top the group he has now been called up in England's senior squad for the UEFA Nations League fixtures against Croatia and Spain.
Reaching the World Cup semi-finals was no mean feat, irrespective of whether people think England had a so-called "easy" run, and it was borne largely out of Southgate's insistence on picking players in form rather than those who have more caps in the cupboard and who are being selected based on historic success with club and/or country.
"But that won't faze me at all". I spoke to Fran earlier this year and thanked her for being such a joy to play with last season and told her to expect a nomination. Make no mistake, the winger's call-up is a big deal for English football and could mark a turning point for young English players.
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London-born Sancho, who described his style of play as "a bit tricky" and "direct", joined Dortmund in 2017 after turning down a contract at Manchester City, where he had been part of the academy after moving there from his hometown team Watford.
"One hundred per cent, coming in before the World Cup, training for four days, it made me hungrier to get into the squad", he added.
"I didn't really want to leave at the time, but if your club really needs you, I'll be happy because the manager wants me to play".
Tottenham, in particular, are keen on signing the 18-year-old wunderkind, who is believed to be valued around £100 million.
Sancho said: "Obviously moving from home, that was the biggest". It's a long season so I'm going to learn so much off him.