The attacking duo, widely regarded as one of the best young talents in the world game, have been linked with a move after a disappointing campaign that sees BVB face the risk of missing out on UEFA Champions League football.
Sancho and his gentlemen’s agreement with BVB
Jadon Sancho has a gentlemen’s deal with BVB that would allow him to secure an exit under specific criteria, sporting director Michael Zorc confirmed – but the same understanding does not apply to Erling Haaland. The attacking duo, widely regarded as one of the best young talents in the world game, have been linked with a move after a disappointing campaign that sees BVB face the risk of missing out on UEFA Champions League football. Erling Haaland has already been touted to a host of rivals across Europe by agent Mino Raiola and father Alf-Inge. Still, Zorc has now moved on to confirm that the Leeds-born star won’t be able to leave as quickly as his teammate, who keeps an informal understanding of any potential exit. “We already had a gentlemen’s agreement with Jadon last year that he could switch under certain conditions,” Zorc told reporters.
The England international is more focused on earning England to qualify for Euro 2020
“Sancho has been with us for a couple of years. However, this agreement with Erling does not exist.” The 58-year-old went on to confirm that this agreement was practically activated last summer during Manchester United’s pursuit of Sancho, adding: “In the end, the requirements were not met.” Previous reports have said that Haaland will not be able to leave his current home as soon as possible until mid-2022 due to a clause in his current contract, which will last until 2024. That hasn’t stopped Raiola from using his player’s services on a well-documented European tour earlier this year, with stops at Barcelona and Real Madrid to reportedly offer the player out.
Sancho, who had previously arrived at Dortmund from Manchester City, remains linked to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils after their unsuccessful pursuit the last term. However, the winger will likely be more focused on earning England to qualify for Euro 2020 than any move at present.