Jadon Sancho to return to Dortmund on loan in January, reports say

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20/10/2023
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Borussia Dortmund are ready to bring Jadon Sancho back to the club on loan in January.

Jadon Sancho could be heading back to Borussia Dortmund. The German club is reportedly “ready” to sign him on loan in January. 

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  • Sancho has not played for Manchester United since EPL Matchweek 3 in August.
  • A dispute with Erik ten Hag has kept Sancho out of the side.
  • Sancho’s £300k ($577k AUD) per week salary is an obstacle for Dortmund.
  • Saudi Arabia and Dortmund are betting sites favourites for Sancho’s signature.

Jadon Sancho’s tumultuous time in Manchester United could be coming to an end soon, temporarily at least. ESPN Manchester City and Manchester United correspondent Rob Dawson has reported this week that Borussia Dortmund are ready to bring Sancho back to the Bundesliga in January on a short term.  
 
The 23-year-old winger joined Manchester United from Dortmund in 2021. The Red Devils paid €85 million ($136 million AUD) for Sancho, but they are now ready to let him go following a recent spat between the young Englishman and Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag.  

Sancho salary could stop loan move

Manchester United reportedly pay Jadon Sancho £300k ($577k AUD) per week. By most estimates, this means Sancho makes nearly double Dortmund’s highest paid player, Sebastian Haller, who reportedly earns just £184k (354k) a week.  
 
If Sancho is to join Dortmund on loan, Manchester United would likely need to subsidise a significant portion of his salary. This is something the club has done in recent years to reduce its payroll, but it’s uncertain whether it would do so in this case considering Sancho’s current status at the club.  
 
The financial aspect of this transfer could make things challenging as we get closer to January.  

Sancho refuses to apologise to ten Hag

Jadon Sancho has played just 79 minutes of Premier League football this season. The 23-year-old winger has featured in only three Premier League matches. He has not played for Manchester United since EPL Matchweek 3 in August. A dispute with Erik ten Hag has kept Sancho out of the side.  
 
Prior to Manchester United’s match against Arsenal on 3 September, ten Hag told the media that Sancho was not in the squad due to his poor performances in training that week. The winger took to social media saying “I will not allow people saying things that is completely untrue, I have conducted myself very well in training this week... I've been a scapegoat for a long time which isn't fair!” 
 
Sancho has been out of the squad and training away from the first team since this incident. He has not been allowed to rejoin the team because he isn’t willing to apologise to ten Hag and the squad.   

Permanent transfer to another club possible 

If Dortmund do go in for Sancho, they can only afford to bring him in on a short-term loan deal. It now appears that Manchester United are willing to let the former wonderkid leave on a permanent transfer.  
 
Most soccer betting sites have tipped Saudi Arabia to be Sancho’s most likely next destination. You can find odds as low as $3.50 on Sancho joining any Saudi Arabian club. The next most popular destination with betting agencies is Dortmund, but some international betting sites have Tottenham, Barcelona, and Chelsea as other likely destinations. 

Unfortunately for Sancho, he will have to wait a while longer before knowing his next club. The transfer window does not open until January. Until then, Sancho will be out of Erik ten Hag’s side and playing with the reserves.