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Sancho up for sale: Dortmund will discuss 'exceptional offers'

Jadon Sancho up for sale: Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke reveals club will discuss ‘exceptional offers’ for £110m winger this summer… putting Man United and rival European giants on red alert

  • Borussia Dortmund will discuss ‘exceptional offers’ for winger Jadon Sancho 
  • Dortmund could sell Sancho owing to the financial impact of the pandemic
  • Manchester United could reignite interest after failing to sign Sancho last year 

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has indicated that the club are willing to sell Jadon Sancho this summer if ‘an exceptional offer’ is made.

Sancho has been heavily linked with a move away from Dortmund in the past, with Manchester United having been interested in signing him last year.

The financial impact of the coronavirus impact has hit Dortmund hard and Watzke refused to rule out the possibility of selling Sancho, who is valued at £110m. 

Borussia Dortmund will consider selling Jadon Sancho if an ‘exceptional offer’ is made for him

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke refused to rule out the possibility of Sancho departing

Watzke told goal: ‘I’m not getting involved in probabilities, it’s no good. Jadon Sancho has been with us much longer than Erling Haaland. We’ll have to speak to Jadon too.

‘If there is an exceptional offer we will discuss it with the player and the agent, as always. Nonetheless, I am very sure that the transfer market will only run to a very limited extent this summer.

‘Especially at the really big clubs you can see what kind of wounds coronavirus has inflicted, and they are not small ones that heal within two weeks.’

Watzke discussed the financial impact of coronavirus and how it could lead to Sancho leaving

The news will be of interest to Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer amongst others

Last year United refused to pay Dortmund’s asking price of £110m for Sancho, who has 18 England caps. 

However, in February Watzke revealed that Dortmund would ‘no longer rule anything out’ in terms of players departing this summer. 

This season the winger has scored 12 goals and provided 16 assists for Dortmund in 31 appearances across all competitions. 

Although the 21-year-old is undoubtedly one of the most exciting prospects in world football, Sancho has just over two years remaining on his contract at Dortmund, which could reduce his valuation.

In addition, Dortmund are currently fifth in the Bundesliga and are at risk of missing out on Champions League qualification, so they may end up selling Sancho to improve their financial situation.  

Paris Saint-Germain and Sancho’s former club Manchester City are among the clubs who could potentially afford to sign him but it remains to be seen whether a deal will materialise. 

Sancho is currently sidelined with a muscle injury and he has lacked consistency at times, but there is little doubt about the quality that he possesses. 

If Sancho was to finish the season strongly and then make a major impact for England at Euro 2020 it would see his stock soar higher.




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