Dortmund chief admits "limit" on Man Utd target Sancho in future transfer hint


Borussia Dortmund’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has admitted there is a “limit” to how long the club can fend off interest from Man Utd in Jadon Sancho.

The 20-year-old was United’s primary transfer target in the summer but remained with Dortmund after the Red Devils failed to meet his asking price.

Dortmund wanted £108million for the winger but United’s highest bid was only said to have been around £91m.

Sancho is under contract with the German club until 2023, meaning Dortmund will be under no pressure to sell next summer if United come calling again.

However, Watzke conceded the effects of the coronavirus pandemic may force Dortmund’s hand in the not too distant future.



Dortmund's financial situation may force their hand in negotiations over Sancho
Dortmund’s financial situation may force their hand in negotiations over Sancho

He told Sport Bild : “We could have made a big, valuable transfer in the summer, that’s well known. But we’re glad it didn’t come to this.

“Of course, we will also implement transfers again in the future, because Corona is clearly throwing us back. Even the biggest clubs are feeling the effects of the pandemic, be it Bayern, Barcelona or Real Madrid.



Manchester United are looking to plot their path back to the top.

And you can keep track of their journey by signing up for the brilliant new Mirror Football newsletter!

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have missed out on Jadon Sancho in the summer, but he still made some big moves in the transfer market with Donny van de Beek, Alex Telles and Edinson Cavani all arriving.

READ  11pm Arsenal news LIVE: Arteta manager CONFIRMED, first press conference REACTION, Emery slams Ozil for lack of workrate

But their start to the season has been a mixed bag, with a home defeat to Crystal Palace and a 6-1 thrashing by Spurs at one end of the scale, and a tremendous 2-1 win over PSG in Paris at the other.

The question now is whether they can find the right balance?

From the latest news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox.

Signing up is simple. Put your email at the top of this article or follow the instructions on this link.

“At some point you come to the limit of what you can answer for. You can even see that in Munich right now with David Alaba as an example.”

Sancho was thought to be keen on completing a switch to Old Trafford in the summer with reports suggesting he had already provisionally agreed terms on a five-year deal.

Should United reignite their attempts to sign Sancho next summer? Have your say below.



Lucien Favre feels Sancho may have been affected by the transfer speculation
Lucien Favre feels Sancho may have been affected by the transfer speculation

Since failing to get his move, Sancho has suffered indifferent form, though was back amongst the goals in last week’s win over Zenit St.Petersburg.

But Dortmund boss Lucien Favre hinted the transfer speculation may have had an impact on his player.

“Every player has slow periods,” Favre said ahead of the Zenit clash. “There was a lot of talk about Jadon in the summer, something like that can also have an influence.

“But no player is consistently in top form for a year, that’s impossible. You have to accept that.”

READ  Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic withdrawn from Croatia squad after picking up injury





READ SOURCE

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here