Manchester United have spent the entire summer trying to get Sancho to Old Trafford but have failed to reach a final deal with BVB for a fee.
BVB refused to authorize Sancho’s departure to Man Utd
BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke hinted that Manchester United’s move to Jadon Sancho was “misjudged” but has no longer ruled out a future sale. United have spent the entire summer trying to get Sancho to Old Trafford but have failed to reach a final deal with BVB for a fee. The England international reportedly agreed on personal terms with the Red Devils, who were forced to negotiate through the player’s agent, and not his club. However, Dortmund ultimately refused to authorize the departure of the valued asset for less than €120 million, which the Manchester outfit was not willing to pay upfront in the current financial climate. Following the expiry of the transfer window on October 5, the Bundesliga giants’ sporting director, Michael Zorc, said that Sancho would be allowed to leave if their requests been met.
Jadon Sancho would stay at Dortmund for at least one more season
“We had a clear deal with him that he could make a transfer under certain circumstances, up to a certain point in time. And then the door closed,” Zorc told reporters. Watzke says Dortmund made their position on Sancho very clear and that their position will not change at the end of the campaign but did not mention United directly when discussing the ongoing transfer saga. He told reporters: “They misjudged the situation. We would be more willing to compromise. We had a clear line, and we will continue to do so next summer. In this industry, you can never say that a footballer is completely unsellable.”
Asked if he ever doubted that Jadon would stay at BVB for at least one more season, Watzke replied: “I heard and read everywhere In the spring that Sancho was leaving. But he’s here. We had a deal with him, and it didn’t look like that.”
Manchester United are already leaning towards a resurgence of interest in the 20-year-old in January. Still, Dortmund have no plans to let him leave midway through this campaign, according to reports in Germany. Sancho still has three years to run for his current agreement and has performed prominently for Lucien Favre’s team at the start of the new season. The talented winger has a goal and two assists to his name from four outings, the last of which saw him help Dortmund record a 1-0 away victory at Hoffenheim on Saturday.