Dortmund chief speaks out over Sancho future as Man United frontrunner reports mount

Posted Tuesday, March 03, 2020 by 101 GREAT GOALS

Dortmund chief speaks out over Sancho future as Man United frontrunner reports mount

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has this afternoon provided a brief update on the current situation of Jadon Sancho.

Sancho's meteoric rise

19-year-old winger Sancho proved one of the talking points of European football last season.

The English youngster, who made the move to Borussia Dortmund from Man City in the summer of 2017 for £8 million, built on the potential that he showcased at the Westfalenstadion in 2017/18 with a string of sensational displays over the course of the campaign.

The pace, trickery, eye for goal and creative flair possessed by Sancho have seen him rise from exciting but raw prospect to one of world football's most highly-regarded starlets.

In total, last season, the blistering wide-man racked up 13 goals and a hefty 19 assists across all competitions.

The first-half+ of the new campaign, meanwhile, has seen Sancho's production reach even more impressive heights.

Despite it only being March, the 11-time capped English international has already notched 17 goals, to go along with 18 assists.

Man United lead race

As such, Sancho's stellar form in Germany has inevitably seen the teen linked with a potential return to the Premier League.

The likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been named as expressing a keen interest in the Dortmund starlet.

Recent reports, though, have seen a clear frontrunner emerge in the Sancho sweepstakes.

The outfit in question? Manchester United.

Red Devils reporter Duncan Castles last week suggested on the Transfer Window Podcast that the Old Trafford powerhouse were in the 'prime position' of all Premier League clubs to push through a deal for Sancho.

And the reliable Mike McGrath of the Telegraph has this afternoon backed such claims.

As per McGrath's report:

'Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is leading the race for the England forward, who will be allowed to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season and will cost more than the £89.3million paid by United for Paul Pogba four years ago.'

'Personal terms being agreed for Sancho to top £200,000-a-week are expected to be straightforward if the clubs agree a fee for the 19-year-old.'

'Don't think he wants to leave'

As such, as speculation continues to swirl around the future of his side's crown jewel, Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke was today drawn on Sancho's current mindset, as well as the possibility of a summer transfer.

Watzke, though, assured that the English international remains happy in the colours of BVB, and that a move come the end of the season is far from a formality:

'I think he has the feeling that the club does have a good future.'

'In my opinion, I don't think he wants to leave.'

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