The Bundesliga has become a home for ambitious English prospects. The likes of Ademola Lookman and Ryan Kent have used loan moves to Germany as a method of rejuvenating their careers by obtaining game time at a high level, while others such as Keanan Bennetts have made permanent moves in the hope of longer term self-development within one of the most exciting tactical leagues in the world.
Jadon Sancho is the best example of what swapping the Premier League for the Bundesliga can do for a young English player. But, of course, not every young English player who moves to Germany can enjoy a rise as rapid as Sancho’s. Reece Oxford, who previously spent a season with Borussia Monchengladbach, joined Augsburg on loan in January, but has struggled to impose himself.