Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is one of the most sought-after young professionals in the world. At BVB, the hope is that the star will remain and shoot the club to Bundesliga glory.
14 goals, 15 assists in just 22 Bundesliga matches this season. Sancho is playing an outstanding season at Borussia Dortmund and, together with Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, who is currently out to injury for the next four weeks, leads the German Bundesliga’s scorer table (goals+assists).
Speculation in the UK press has been hot for months that the 19-year-old Englishman’s time in the Bundesliga could be coming to an end this summer. Hardly surprising given his stats and undoubted star qualities which can hardly have been missed by Manchester United’s marketing team. Jadon is fast becoming one of the most recognisable faces of the England team who will be amongst the favourites at this summer’s European Championships.
This week, The Telegraph reported that Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward plans to make Sancho the most expensive transfer in club history this summer. To date, that record is held by Paul Pogba, for whom United had transferred around £89m to Juventus in 2016. According to reports, the package on offer is set to earn Sancho more than £200,000 a week, more than tripling the £60,000 a week the talented winger earns at Borussia Dortmund with the transfer to speculated to cost the club a record £110m.
Borussia Dortmund Managing Director Watzke ‘BVB more potential with Sancho than without’
Sancho’s current contract in Dortmund runs until 2022, and Borussia could still earn a huge sum in next summer’s transfer window. Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke told the BBC in an interview this week he wants to keep the English shooting star with BVB under all circumstances.
“It is not a question of money,” the 60-year-old said, adding: “For us, it would be the best position if he stays at Borussia Dortmund. We have enough money. We want to have titles. I think this team has a lot more potential with Jadon than without Jadon.”
“In my opinion, I don’t think he wants to leave. I think he has the feeling that the club does have a good future,” said Watzke, emphasising that there is a “close relationship” between the club, Sancho and his advisor. Sancho is “very happy” in Dortmund, he said.
Sancho joined Borussia Dortmund in 2017 from the Manchester City academy
Born in London, Sancho has been playing for BVB since 2017 but developed in the youth team of Watford and later at United rivals Manchester City. Sancho has been an England international since October 2018. He has scored two goals in eleven international matches so far.
Borussia Dortmund are in an enviable financial position delivering a return of €18m on a club record €489m turnover in 18/19 and have a debt-free balance sheet. The German club also own the impressive 82,000 seater Westfalenstadion stadium in addition to the 50-hectare training ground ‘Hohenbuschei’ where, like the new Liverpool FC training ground at Melwood, youth teams train alongside the professionals. Their portfolio also includes player accommodation in the suburb of Brackel where the academy is based.