Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has hit back at suggestions from Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves that the German club is bluffing when it comes to Jadon Sancho’s future.
It appeared as though Manchester United were dealt a blow earlier in the week when Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc not only claimed Sancho would stay put this summer, but also revealed the 20-year-old has a contract running until 2023 at BVB — not 2022, as most outlets previously reported.
Scholes and Hargreaves rightly questioned Dortmund’s stance, which saw the Bundesliga club set August 10 as the deadline for the deal — but the transfer window runs into October…
The former United pair questioned the sincerity of the claim that Sancho would be at Dortmund next season.
However, Watzke didn’t take too kindly to the comments and hit back, saying: “This is what experts like Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves claim. They were great footballers, and they are football experts. But I don’t know if they are transfer experts too. That Sancho stays with BVB is set in stone.”
Comments were made to German press and cited by the Manchester Evening News.
You get the feeling this will play on until Sancho finally speaks out himself. Surely there’s a German reporter ready to pose a question or two…