Jadon Sancho was only 17 years old when he left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in 2017 (for £8m), in hopes of finding more first-team action. The England international did more than just that over the last two years, emerging as one of the most exciting young players in Europe, scoring 29 goals in 73 appearances.
Now, Sancho is reportedly ready to get back to the Premier League, and interested in a switch to Old Trafford. It’s going to be awfully expensive for teams to lure the star away from Dortmund, though.
Sky Sports Germany is reporting that Borussia Dortmund will demand at least £100m for Jadon Sancho this summer, who is commanding attention from the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, and Barcelona.
Manchester City have the option to match any bid for Sancho as part of the agreement when he left the club. The Bundesliga side have to keep them informed if another club comes in for him, but United’s cross-town rivals don’t appear to be interested in getting Sancho back.
Sky Sports reporter Jesco von Eichmann said: “He will leave Dortmund this summer, that’s for sure. It’s not clear to which club he will change. Manchester United is one of the big clubs that are interested, that I’ve heard.”
Michael Zorc, the director of Dortmund, said last week in an interview that he hasn’t received any offers for Jadon Sancho, yet.
Chelsea is also rumored to be looking at Sancho, but the transfer price might be too expensive for the Blues, who have other needs to fill in the upcoming transfer window, most recently signing Hakim Ziyech from Ajax on Thursday.
We’ll see how this one plays out in the coming months.