Borussia Dortmund are hoping the coronavirus pandemic will help them keep Jadon Sancho this summer.
That’s the line Manchester Evening News has gone with following comments from Dortmund’s chief operating officer Carsten Cramer, who expects transfer fees to drop this summer which would hardly take a rocket scientist to work out with the sport brought to a standstill for two months and longer for many leagues.
The latest update gives Dortmund fans belief there’s desire from the club to keep Sancho rather than cash in, even though many expected the England international to leave in the coming months.
Although Sancho maintained his high level of performances in the Bundesliga this term, it hasn’t been the happiest of seasons with issues away from the pitch hitting the headlines. According to Bild (via AS), the winger turned up late for training after being on international duty with England. He was left out of the squad that weekend and hit with a €100,000 fine.
Cramer speaks with some arrogance on the matter and I take what he says with a pinch of salt.
“We want to keep our players at [Dortmund] for as long as possible. The less clubs interested in Jadon, the less we would complain,” he told BBC Sport, as per MEN.