And now BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has claimed that the club will not stop Jadon Sancho from moving out, given that the interested clubs are willing to pay the right transfer fee for the 20-year-old
“You always have to respect what the player wants,” Watzke told Bild, as reported by Sky Sports.
“We already said before corona that our preference is for Jadon to remain with us.
“I can say clearly that even the very rich clubs, despite the current existential crisis, shouldn’t think they can get a bargain from us. We don’t have to sell anyone below their value.”
And now Sky Sports are claiming that Jadon Sancho is likely to move out of Dortmund during the summer transfer window.
The report states: “Sky Sports News has been told that when the German football season resumes – and finishes – and when the transfer window re-opens, Sancho will leave Dortmund but there are no favourites when it comes to Sancho’s next destination.”
Where is Jadon Sancho heading to?
While a series of big European clubs are interested in signing Sancho, but right now Manchester United and Chelsea are said to be the front runners in signing the youngster.
Sky Sports are claiming that the player’s next destination is not yet confirmed but it’s safe to say that Jadon Sancho will be playing in England next season.
Some reports have claimed that Manchester United are very close to cracking a deal for the winger but surely once the coronavirus situation calms down, all the interested parties will move at a swift pace to close the deal.
Chelsea too will give a tough fight in order to try and convince Sancho to move to Stamford Bridge in the summer but we don’t think the 20-year-old will move to Chelsea since he wants guaranteed playing-time at his new club.
UPDATE(7th April 2020):
Chelsea have been trying really hard to get their hands on Jadon Sancho but according to some experts, they might have already lost the transfer battle primarily since money muscle will not be playing a part this summer.
According to Paul Merson, Jadon Sancho might not be a mega transfer at the end of the season which means that the player will have to choose where he wants to play next season and for the most part, the England international is likely to choose the Old Trafford outfit over a move to London.
“Football needs to get real because the days of £100m transfers and £350,000-a-week wages are over,” Merson wrote for the Daily Star.
“Clubs can’t take the chance of paying out huge sums of money like that anymore in case anything like coronavirus ever happens again. And Borussia Dortmund can forget about Chelsea or Manchester United paying £100m for Jadon Sancho. Those days are gone.”
Chelsea do have money to spare since they have not signed a single player over the past two transfer windows but we are pretty confident that Frank Lampard will not be able to convince the 20-year-old to commit his future to the London outfit.