Sancho could have pick of clubs with United exit on the cards
Jadon Sancho left Manchester for Germany and took the Bundesliga by storm while plying his trade at Borussia Dortmund. His incredible form and performances saw him earn a big money move back to Manchester, this time to the red half, but it’s fair to say he’s failed to hit the levels expected. And now it looks as though his time at Old Trafford is coming to an abrupt end.
Big things were expected of Sancho on his arrival at Manchester United, and a lot of the expectation was based on the impressive numbers the twenty-five-year-old had posted for Dortmund domestically and in Europe, but an underwhelming first campaign was followed up by an equally disappointing second season. And now, following a bust-up between the winger and manager Erik ten Hag, United look prepared to cut their losses by sanctioning a January move away from the club.
As everyone would expect, regardless of how things have been and are currently going for Sancho at United, there’s a wealth of interest in acquiring his services already. Former club Dortmund are thought to be keen to take him back to the Bundesliga if the finances are right, and when looking at the football betting odds of this happening, it certainly looks possible as all three parties involved would get what they want.
Sancho wants to feel loved and be at a club where he’s valued as a person and a player, while also being able to get back to the standard that earned him a big-money move to Old Trafford in the first place. United would claw some cash back and save on the wide man’s wages, while Dortmund will be acquiring a player they know can deliver on the pitch for them.
However, it may not be as straightforward as the above sounds because Sancho could very well have the pick of many clubs who are keen to sign him in what would likely be a cut-price deal at this stage. One of the latest outfits to be linked with the former Manchester City U21 player is Juventus, and a switch to Serie A could appeal as players such as Romelu Lukaku have struggled in the Premier League but then found their feet again in Italy’s top division.
There will undoubtedly be mega money interest from the Saudi Pro League, too, with Steven Gerrard, who currently manages Al-Ettifaq, thought to be a keen admirer. The Liverpool legend has already signed English duo Jordan Henderson and Demarai Gray, and Sancho would fit into the side perfectly on the right wing, with Gray currently operating over on the left.
It’s difficult to see any way back for Sancho now with Ten Hag and United. The former is believed to be unwilling to apologise for a social media outburst, among other things, to the former, and the impasse means a move is on the card. But to who will depend on the finances involved and ultimately the player himself.