Sancho made the bold decision to leave Manchester City for Germany past year, and the move has paid dividends with the forward having amassed six assists for his side in just 215 minutes of Bundesliga action.
Compared to Neymar by his former England under-16 coach Dan Micciche, Sancho has more assists than any player in Europe's top five leagues with nine this season, including one in the Champions League.
Sancho came off the bench to make his England debut and become the first player to be born in the 21st century to play for the Three Lions.
Sancho's transfer from Watford to City helped prepare him for the mental leap to Germany - a move overseas he would recommend to like-minded players.
Being a street player, he always had a flair about him and wanted to play forward and score goals.
Sancho, 18, is in England's squad for the Nations League double header against Croatia (Friday night) and Spain (Monday), as is 19-year-old Mason Mount who is on loan at Derby from Chelsea. Joining Watford at the age of seven he later moved to Manchester City and eventually landed in Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, becoming the first Englishman to play a Bundesliga match for Dortmund.
"I was a bit surprised to be fair because obviously I'm so young, I've got a lot to learn, I'm just grateful he [Southgate] is seeing my progress in the Bundesliga and I'm just very thankful". "That's what he said to me".
Much has been made of the decision of Southgate to dip into the Championship to pick out Mount, but anyone who has seen the teenager play this season will be in little doubt he deserves the chance to shine.
Christian Pulisic, the United States of America worldwide and a Dortmund team-mate, has been a big influence: "He is another young guy, and I learn from him".
Sancho has recently signed a new contract with the Bundesliga giants after impressing in the early stages of the season.
The Mirror claim that Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are particularly keen on Sancho, but Dortmund think Sancho may be worth around £100million, using their sale of winger Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona as a guide. I don't know. It's the future.
Sancho said: "Obviously moving from home, that was the biggest".
"So I'm going to say no, I'm going to say not at the moment". I'm here to do one job - to play football.
"When you see him he's good on the dribble, when he's on the dribble he sees the pass".