Jadon Sancho to Leave Dortmund This Summer – Man Utd Confident of a Deal
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is set to leave the club at the end of the season, with Manchester United interested in taking the former Manchester City talent to Old Trafford.
Sancho has emerged as a star at Dortmund since taking the decision to move to Germany in the pursuit of first-team football two-and-a-half years ago. But as his reputation has grown on the pitch this season, his relationship with the club has also appeared to begin deteriorating.
According to Sky Deutschland, the 19-year-old is now expected to leave this coming summer.
Sky’s report notes that Manchester United are ‘keen’ on Sancho, and 90min revealed as far back as September – just a month into this season – that the Old Trafford club are confident of completing a deal to sign him in the summer of 2020.
United had been scouting Sancho for a number of months by that point already and are ready to pay whatever it takes to sign him, which is likely to be a fee in excess of £100m.
The England international has been identified as the perfect player to fill a role on United’s right flank, which has been a problem position for the club for several years. 90min also reported at that time that Sancho was already ‘privately open’ to joining United.
Chelsea are another Premier League club that has been keeping tabs on Sancho. 90min went on to reveal in January that reservations about the way he left Manchester City were not enough for Chelsea to drop their interest. However, 90min United still remained favourites to land him.
After a breakout campaign in 2018/19, Sancho has gone from strength to strength this season and has already scored 15 goals in all competitions, including 12 in the Bundesliga. He also has 17 assists to his name, taking his total of direct goal contributions to 32 in 29 appearances.