Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho Set for Dortmund Return Without Buy Option

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The Loan Deal Saga

Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho is poised to cut short his troubled time at Old Trafford, as he is reportedly on the brink of securing a six-month loan move back to his old stomping ground at Borussia Dortmund. The 23-year-old winger, who has had a challenging season under United’s management, is set to leave without the inclusion of an option for Dortmund to purchase him at the end of the loan period.

Sancho’s Struggles at Old Trafford

Sancho’s relationship with Manchester United has been under strain since a disagreement with manager Erik ten Hag last September. After being dropped for a match against Arsenal due to what Ten Hag described as subpar training levels, Sancho rebutted the claims, which led to his exclusion from the first team. His situation deteriorated further as he was relegated to training with the reserves and even barred from the first-team canteen following his refusal to apologize.

Financial Details of the Loan

Details have surfaced that Borussia Dortmund will be paying a fee of £3.4 million to facilitate the loan deal, which also includes a portion of Sancho’s wages. The German club had previously sold Sancho to Manchester United for a substantial £73 million back in 2021.

No Option to Buy for Dortmund

Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Manchester United is adamant about not attaching an option to buy in the loan agreement. The club, along with new partial owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, recognizes that Sancho’s market value isn’t at its peak and is keen to avoid a scenario where Dortmund could potentially secure his services at a reduced rate. The decision on Sancho’s future is thus deferred to June, when he will have two years left on his contract with United.

Sancho’s Record with United and Dortmund

During his tenure with Manchester United, Sancho has made 82 appearances, scoring 12 goals and providing six assists. Despite a rocky start to the current season, his previous run in the Bundesliga with Dortmund was impressive, with the winger clocking up 50 goals and 64 assists over 137 appearances.

Looking Ahead

As Sancho prepares for his return to Dortmund, all eyes will be on how this move will impact his career trajectory and whether it will reignite the form that once made him one of Europe’s most sought-after talents.

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