The impact of the coronavirus pandemic made significant transfer costs less likely across Europe, it remains unsure whether Dortmund will be able to retain Hakimi and resist proposals for Sancho.
Sancho’s and Hakimi’s future at Dortmund is unclear
Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre said that there are no guarantees about the future of Jadon Sancho and Achraf Hakimi. Ex-Manchester City winger Sancho has long been associated with his return to the Premier League, most aggressively with Manchester United. Hakimi’s future is also unclear, given that his loan deal from Real Madrid expires at the end of the season, and the Dortmund have not yet agreed on an extension. Although the impact of the coronavirus pandemic made significant transfer costs less likely across Europe, it remains unsure whether Dortmund will be able to retain Hakimi and resist proposals for Sancho. Favre is prepared for losing both players, although he still hopes they will stay at Dortmund for 2020/21.
If they could stay with the team, it would be very good for BVB
“We’ll see after the season,” Favre said on Monday. “Of course, the players will leave. We hope the players will remain, but the players may leave. You already mentioned two that we don’t know about. Of course, they could stay with the team, which would be very good for us. But let’s see what we will do, whether in defense, midfield, or attack.” Dortmund host Mainz on Wednesday in his next Bundesliga match, but Bayern Munich may have secured the trophy if they beat Werder Bremen on Tuesday. Lucien is pleased to congratulate Hansi Flick for leading Bayern to the eighth domestic title in a row. However, he still feels that things could have been different if Dortmund had been awarded a penalty for Jerome Boateng handball when the two sides met last month in the game, the Bundesliga leaders went on to win 1-0.
“I am very happy for Hansi at Bayern,” he said. “He is doing an excellent job. I can only praise him. But I still can’t forget our match against Bayern. It was a total penalty in the 60th minute when Erling Haaland’s shot fell into Boateng’s hand. And after that, everything would be open. That would change everything. We were close. But in the end, we have to agree that Bayern are the best team.”