Manchester United has reportedly established an asking price for Jadon Sancho amidst growing interest from Saudi Arabian clubs. The winger’s future has been a subject of speculation following a challenging spell at Old Trafford.
In the summer transfer window of 2021, Manchester United made headlines with a reported £73 million acquisition of Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. However, the young talent struggled to replicate his Bundesliga form, subsequently falling down the pecking order under manager Erik ten Hag.
Tensions escalated further this season when Sancho found himself at odds with the manager, leading to his exclusion from the first-team fold.
Reports emerged during the January transfer window suggesting United had offered Saudi Professional League clubs the opportunity to secure Sancho’s services, along with fellow winger Antony.
Ultimately, Sancho opted for a return to his former club, Dortmund, on loan for the remainder of the 2023/24 season. However, United has now purportedly set an asking price for the Englishman.
According to Football Insider, Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his INEOS team, the club’s new investors, have pegged Sancho’s price between £40 million to £50 million.
While currently on loan at Dortmund, the possibility of a permanent move for Sancho could be complicated due to both the transfer fee and the player’s salary demands.
Dortmund’s Sporting Director, Sebastian Kehl, addressed the situation, stating, “Unfortunately, it was the case with both players that no option was really realistic.” Kehl highlighted the financial challenges, suggesting that Dortmund’s negotiating position might not enable them to secure Sancho permanently.
With Dortmund seemingly unable to commit to a permanent deal, the door could reopen for Saudi Arabian clubs to pursue Sancho. Since rejoining Dortmund on loan, Sancho has shown glimpses of his talent, recording two assists in three Bundesliga appearances.