23 year old Jadon Sancho has had quite an interesting career so far. The England international initially came through Watford’s youth Academy before moving to Manchester City’s set up, but made the very sensible decision to then quickly switch to Borussia Dortmund and the German Bundesliga as he focused on getting good, quick, game time for his age.
With well over 100 appearances to his name across all competitions, including European experience, fellow Manchester club, United, were tempted to part with £73 million to secure his attacking services in the summer of 2021, and in the years since, he has just cracked through the 50 starting appearance marker for them, but over the last few weeks it has all gone very wrong for the 23 capped winger given his incredibly public spat with manager Erik ten Hag.
Now frozen out, with mediation appearing not to have made any material difference to the issue that has built up between the two, it seems almost inevitable that he will be quickly ending his spell with the Red Devil’s in one of the two upcoming transfer windows, and the speculation surrounding such a move is beginning to build – with a ‘major Serie A’ club being linked with an interest, however, many in the media feel that the interest is not coming from AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho as previously suggested.
United are in a difficult spot here really, they are incredibly unlikely to recoup their initial outlay on the player, and any interested parties will use the current situation against them in an effort to strike an even more favourable transfer valuation, and English outlet, The Sun, are suggesting that Juventus are preparing to play their hand in the New Year.
The rumours doing the rounds state that Juventus will propose a loan with an option to buy deal, with the fee being just under £60 million, so quite a loss for United, particularly as it is claimed that the Bianconeri would be looking for them to continue to fund at least 50 per cent of his weekly wage.
Dortmund are naturally being linked as well, but firm interest from their perspective is so far quite thin on the ground. United would no doubt like some kind of bidding war to take place in order to maximise the deal from their side, but Sancho has already ruled out a potential move to the Middle East given the emergence of the Saudi Arabian Pro League this summer and the moves they made, so that door is closed.
This is certainly one worth watching, as any new club that can get him back to his best, will have a natural talent on their hands.