Man United on High Alert as BVB Admit Jadon Sancho Will Depart Soon

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Borussia Dortmund Sporting Director Michael Zorc has previously revealed his club’s holding meetings with Manchester United over the potential transfer of winger Jadon Sancho. The young English international perfectly fits into United’s supposed transfer strategy now of going youth and British.

Obviously, United are desperate for forwards and they are one of few clubs with deep enough pockets to make a Sancho acquisition happen. Naturally, Jadon Sancho has been consistently linked with Old Trafford in previous transfer windows, as this could be a deal that would make sense for both sides.

The former Manchester City man displaced Christian Pulisic at BVB, which then forced the sale of the American to Chelsea for £54m. (Unfortunately for the Blues and Pulisic, it really hasn’t worked out at all early on)

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Dortmund also sold Ousmane Dembele for £97 million to Barcelona just after the Catalan club had sold Neymar to PSG for a still world record £198 million. It’s what Dortmund does, and if/when Sancho leaves, he could command as much, or more than Neymar did; at least according to Business Insider.

“No decision has been made,” Zorc said in an interview with Kicker, Germany’s leading football magazine, “But you don’t have to be a prophet to know he won’t play here for another five years.”

“He has taken this positive development (at Dortmund). I doubt that would have been possible with top English clubs. We trust the players very early, and we are not afraid to let them play. He acknowledges that.”

“He’s an instinctive footballer, a street footballer, he’s always a footballer, but he’s always setting new limits,” Zorc said.

“He does not sit back satisfied. He wants to play football successfully and beautifully. That alone is his motivation.”

United are at their lowest point since before the Premier League era began, so big and bold changes are required. Perhaps going all in on Jadon Sancho could be the way? Maybe selling Paul Pogba, who clearly wants out and would command a massive transfer fee on the open market, is the way to get there?

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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