The sporting director of Borussia Dortmund Michael Zorc insists Jadon Sancho will not depart the club this summer despite strong interest from Premier League side Manchester United. Sancho, 18, has taken the Bundesliga by storm since making the move from Manchester City, notching up nine goals and 15 assists this season, and United are reportedly prepared to break the bank for the England international.
It’s understood the Red Devils are ready to shell out in excess of £100million for the teenager which would be a record an Englishman, eclipsing the £50m fee which City spent on Kyle Walker in 2017.
United are looking for a player to bring quality to the left flank and believe Sancho could be the player to fill the position for at least the next decade.
However, it appears Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will have to wait to land Sancho as Dortmund have no intention of selling their prized possession just yet.
Asked about the rumours surrounding Sancho, Dortmund sporting director Zorc replied: ‘I’m a far cry from putting a price tag on Jadon. ‘But I’m saying that even the biggest clubs in the world can hardly afford his transfer at the moment.
‘Jadon will play for Borussia Dortmund next season. We are definitely planning with him. I’m also aware that the efforts – especially of the English clubs – to sign him will be stronger and stronger if he continues to play like that.
‘He will certainly not play in Dortmund until the end of his career. That is also part of the truth. But for the summer, I’m pretty sure the players we want to keep will stay with us.’
Ex-United winger Andrei Kanchelskis believes Sancho would be the ideal fit for his former club. ‘He’s young and English which is the perfect mould for United,’ Kanchelskis told Bwin. ‘It’s crazy to think that a player who was let go for so cheap can suddenly come back to the Premier League for £90 million, but I guess United did something similar with Pogba from Juventus.
‘Sancho has really shown what he is capable of at Dortmund and it’s been great to see a teenager go abroad and become a first team regular for a potential title winning team.
‘It makes you wonder how Man City didn’t see the talent or weren’t willing to give him the chance. Manchester United would love to have the chance of taking a City player and making him a great at Old Trafford.’