Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford back on?

Written By Sanstab Das

Sports Illustrated

Since the 2019/20 season, speculations have been rife with the possibility of a transfer for sensational English youngster, Jadon Sancho. An avid Chelsea fan from birth, the 2000 born winger was born to parents from Trinidad and Tobago, in the Greater London area. So, will the ex-Manchester City academy player switch to the red side of Manchester? And would this potentially very expensive signing be worth it for the Red Devils? Let’s take a closer look: 


The 20-year old, loyal to his Generation Z roots, made a radical move to force his way out of Etihad to go to foreign shores to a city in Germany for more minutes of first-team football. While football players move out of their countries to foreign land pretty often, English players aren’t especially known to do so. Other than the greats of English football, like David Beckham and Michael Owen, who moved to Real Madrid, not many have made the long journey. 


Sancho took a risk to leave a chance to be a part of the 17-man squad on a Manchester City matchday, to instead take up the challenge to fill in the boots of Aubameyang and Ousmane Dembele. They moved to Arsenal and Barcelona respectively. The risk has definitely paid off with the biggest clubs in Europe trying to get their hands on the youngster. He has a fantastic output of 59 Goals + Assists in just 66 matches in the last 2 seasons. 


For the Manchester United faithful, the prospect of Martial, Rashford, and Sancho linking up with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba behind in support will be a mouth-watering prospect. On his part, the 20-year old might be keen to return to his homeland to be a part of Manchester United’s return to the top of the table. Or, as the fans and management would hope. 


United made a fantastic return and adjusted the best to life after COVID – 19. A place in the Top 4 and the biggest stage of club football will be an intriguing project for any player!


However, recent indications aren’t the most favorable. Dortmund’s Sporting DirectorMichael Zorc, has stated that their talisman is going nowhere, insisting that “the decision is final.” In addition to this, recent speculations have gone slightly cold around the Sancho transfer, with no viable reports of agreements of transfer fees or personal terms with the player. 


A silver lining for the Manchester United loyalists? Red Devils are one of the very few clubs that can afford the exponential fees Dortmund will ask in this cash-strapped market.