Jadon Sancho decided that his opportunities at Manchester City would be limited, with Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane ahead of him in the pecking order, so he made a decision to move on, signing for Borussia Dortmund.
Sancho was handed a first call-up to the England squad last week by manager Gareth Southgate and was named on the bench for the trip to Croatia.
Indeed, Favre has utilized the qualities of Sancho, to the fullest, using him as a super-sub for the most part of the season so far.
Sancho found his pathway to the first team at City blocked, but he has thrived at Dortmund - a club that is renowned for providing young players with opportunities and for its support network for foreign imports.
Making the family he left behind feel proud is his main mission and he added: "It means a lot to me, especially my family".
Even as a kid he always loved football, and he invariably wanted to play for a big premier league team. I'm so young and still have a lot to learn. It's a dream come true, so I'm really grateful. I couldn't ask for anything better than that. "I just couldn't stop smiling for the whole day".
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Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount are in the senior squad and Phil Foden is with the under-21s. As I can testify, living in a foreign country takes you way out of your comfort zone. I'm learning more in the Championship.
The new deal for the English winger has no release fee clause meaning that it is a genuine attempt to keep him at the club rather than pre-empt a mega money deal.
The attacking midfielder's performances have recently been rewarded with a contract extension with the German giants until 2022 but living overseas has brought challenges.
"Not everyone is comfortable moving from home". Leaving my mum behind and my sisters. By doing that he has also sent out a wider message, namely he is watching all English players, including those who are overseas.
Ross Barkley makes his first England appearance since May 2016 as Southgate looks set to ditch the 3-5-2 system that worked so well in Russian Federation for a 4-3-3 with Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford flanking Harry Kane up front.
Sancho has told the London Evening Standard that the rumours of a £100million valuation are "mad", but did leave the door open to a return to England at some point, even if he is happy at Signal Iduna Park right now. "I knew about Theo Walcott, who was 16 [when he was called into the 2006 World Cup squad]. It's the future. You never know what could happen, so we wait and see".