Secret Jadon Sancho plan: Man Utd winger in major transfer update

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2024 09:01 GMT
  • 3 min read
Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund, 2023/24

Borussia Dortmund have secret plan to retain Jadon Sancho from Manchester United beyond the end of the season.

Sancho moved on loan to Dortmund during the January transfer window after falling out with Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag early in the season.

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He has struggled to reach his best level since moving back to the Bundesliga side, with Dortmund pinning the blame for the on United.

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And after scoring his first goal since returning to the club at the weekend, Edin Terzic’s side are plotting a way to keep Sancho on their books for longer.

Bild reports that Dortmund are planning what is described as a “secret Jadon Sancho plan”.

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Jadon Sancho is enjoying life back at Dortmund
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Jadon Sancho
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Dortmund target Sanch stay

Dortmund are plotting to keep the 23-year-old winger on a longer-term basis, either via an extended loan deal or a permanent transfer.

The former appears the likelier outcome. Man Utd will once again struggle to sell Sancho due to his high wages and the significant asking price they will demand for him, leaving the door open for Dortmund to capture him on another loan.

The prospect of a permanent deal is not ruled out, though. BVB are willing to trade another player to the Red Devils in order to offset at least some of the transfer fee. Donyell Malen is noted as one possibility who could head to Old Trafford.

Crucially, Sancho is said to be “addicted” to being back at Dortmund, which could help facilitate a move.

The England international does not want to go back to Man Utd, according to the reports from Germany.

A stumbling block in the deal is that Dortmund are unlikely to be able to pay even a cheap market price for Sancho and also fund a realistic pay packet for the player. This is why they are trying to insert a player into the deal.

Man Utd, meanwhile, are known to need to make sales in order to raise money to comply with the Premier League’s sustainability rules, hence selling Sancho at something like market value is their desired outcome.

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