Borussia Dortmund have effectively given up on re-signing Jadon Sancho.
“Dortmund have given up on bringing Sancho back for 60 million euros ($85.4 million) due to a number of concerns,” German outlet Sport Bild reported on Sunday.
Sancho joined United from Borussia Dortmund in 2021. The Red Devils spent €85 million on his signing, touting him as their next ace.
He didn’t quite live up to the hype. Sancho has been in a slump since joining United. In his first season, he had a disappointing five goals and three assists.
His prospects for this season weren’t much better. Sancho struggled to compete for a starting spot. Despite not having any major problems, he was never given a starting spot.
He even had a falling out with head coach Erik ten Haag. Sancho took to social media to say, “I trained very well this week. I believe there are other reasons for my exclusion from this match,” he wrote on social media, publicly criticizing Ten Haag.
He did not escape punishment. “Sancho will remain out of the first team and in private training until the matter is resolved,” United announced on the club’s official website on April 15.
The rift has only grown deeper. According to a report in the UK’s Mirror on June 26, Sancho has been banned from all first-team facilities, including the club’s cafeteria.
A return to Dortmund emerged as his only hope. According to a report in Sport Bild, Dortmund had been seriously considering bringing Sancho back since shortly after his falling out with Van Gaal. 굿모닝토토
The stumbling block was the transfer fee. The publication states, “United demanded €60 million for Sancho’s transfer. Dortmund were not willing to spend that much on a player who had become a household name.”
Dortmund’s lack of confidence in Sancho is not without reason. Sancho was reportedly late and disloyal when he played for Dortmund between 2017 and 2021.