Manchester United generally get a mention when the German media discuss anything about Jadon Sancho’s future.
The Borussia Dortmund star dominates two pages of this week’s edition of SportBild and it mainly highlights the things the 20-year-old shouldn’t have done in his career so far.
“Jadon is not only an exceptional footballer who is noticeable on the pitch, but now and then also outside of the pitch. Sometimes it’s not easy for us,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said.
The focus is mainly on the England international’s behaviour, and dragging down his reputation for a German audience.
When discussing his future, the report states it’s ‘no secret’ the winger wants to move to the Premier League and if it’s up to him, he would prefer to make a switch this summer.
The Red Devils’ interest is discussed and SportBild add Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side ‘want to sign the mega talent’. However, United don’t want to pay the €130m demanded by the German side.
It’s claimed the Premier League club are trying to lower the price tag, mainly due to the football finances being impacted due to the Covid-19 crisis. There’s hardly any club who will invest in excess of €100m on one player.
Despite the current situation, Dortmund chiefs Hans-Joachim Watzke and Zorc have no plans to change their stance.
Sancho’s ‘best buddies’ Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard are at Old Trafford, say SportBild. If United want to unite the three Englishmen, they will have to figure out a strategy to find an agreement with Dortmund.
It’s worth pointing out the weight of the article feels like something of a character assassination. SportBild go so far that Sancho is even criticised for the way he joined Borussia Dortmund in the first place, something which didn’t seem to bother them at the time.