Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has hinted Jadon Sancho could end up leaving the Bundesliga club, despite continued Man United interest. England international has been a revelation in Germany since swapping Man City for Westfalenstadion in 2017, scoring 15 goals in 57 matches across all tournaments.
The 2018-19 season was Jadon’s breakout year at the highest level, as he contributed 12 goals and 14 assists in 34 Bundesliga games to help the BVB challenge for the trophy. Lucien Favre’s side finished only two points behind champions Bayern Munich, but Sancho earned himself plenty of admirers across Europe, including the Red Devils.
Man United ultimately decided against tabling a formal bid for the star, but it has been suggested that they could yet return and launch a swoop at the end of the campaign. Red Devils have been given fresh hope in their pursuit of the 19-year-old winger by Bundesliga chief Watzke.
The German entrepreneur has conceded that it will be difficult for Borussia Dortmund to keep hold of a footballer as his talent develops, as he told Ruhr Nachrichten: “There aren’t many 19-year-olds with such a potential.“He is also not a footballer from the region or one who would have any connection to it.
Signing English forward would have completed a summer of superb business for Man United, but there is now every opportunity he could still be acquired next year if the Red Devils decide to renew their interest, with his current market value set at £90m.
Real Madrid have also been keeping tabs with Sancho, and a bidding war could ensue if he enjoys another fruitful campaign with Borussia Dortmund.