Borussia Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has dropped the biggest hint yet that winger Jadon Sancho could be set for a long-awaited move to Manchester United.
Sancho, 20, has been one of football’s biggest transfer stories.
A summer of relentless transfer speculation suggested the English attacker was all but certain to join up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in Manchester.
After racking up a remarkable 40 goal contributions in just 44 matches, in all competitions, during last season, Sancho emerged as a transfer priority for United.
Despite a summer of ongoing negotiations, a move for the 20-year-old failed to materialise, with United missing out on their man and Sancho forced to remain in the Bundesliga.
Although failing to bag himself a world-famous move, Sancho’s performances have no slipped during the current season.
The talented English attacker already has 10 goals and 15 assists to his name after just 29 matches, in all competitions.
However, with the summer window fast approaching, the rumour mill is back in full swing, with United expected to go after Sancho for a second time.
The latest in the ongoing saga comes directly from Dortmund’s CEO who has refused to rule out selling Sancho once the summer transfer window opens later this year.
“In the midst of a pandemic, I no longer rule anything out,” Watzke told Handelsblatt.
“But it is not necessarily aspired to. Above all, there is the financial balance: that we have a strong team on the field and are economically stable at the same time.
“Asking banks for credit lines at the drop of a hat just to avoid selling a player will not be our way.”