Sancho transfer update: Man Utd fail to close deal

Carlo Garganese
Carlo Garganese
  • 7 Jan 2024 12:39 GMT
  • 3 min read
Jadon Sancho, Man Utd, 2023/24
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Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund have once again failed to come to an agreement to close the Jadon Sancho deal.

That is the latest update given by German journalist Florian Pettenberg on Sunday afternoon.

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Pettenberg reports that after the latest discussions between the two clubs there are still “ongoing issues with the details of the loan”.

Man Utd are yet to give the green light for the loan, meaning Sancho will not join Dortmund at their training camp in Marbella today, as had been expected.

Sancho’s switch back to BVB on a six-month loan was initially expected to have been completed in time for the 23-year-old to have hooked up with the German side in Spain on Friday.

It was then anticipated that the move would be completed by Sunday but that is once again not the case.

The main sticking point is over a purchase option in the player’s loan agreement. Dortmund do not want such a stipulation built into the deal because it’s not financially feasible for them.

Two successive flight bookings, initially set for Friday and then rescheduled for Saturday, have both been canceled.

It is still expected that the transfer will eventually happen but the delays are now becoming frustrating.

Sancho has been completely frozen out of the squad at Man Utd for months now.

Sancho has fallen out with his manager
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It came after Ten Hag criticised Sancho publicly for his poor performances in training, which was followed by the winger essentially calling his manager a liar on social media.

Sancho has not been called up since the incident and has been barred from training with the first team, as well as using their facilities and canteen.

Sancho has also been deleted from the team’s WhatsApp group by Ten Hag.

United transfer listed him and are now set to loan him to Dortmund.

United spent a massive transfer fee of €85 million on the player to bring him from Borussia Dortmund just two-and-a-half years ago.

He has scored just 12 goals in 82 appearances and has regularly been a bench player during his time at the club.

He has also lost his place in the England national team squad and he knows he must move in January if he is to have a chance of going to Euro 2024 next summer.

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