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Dortmund chief gives major hope to Liverpool and Man United, Jadon Sancho

Timothy Aiyeku

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Man United insisted on the signature of England international winger Jadon Sancho in the summer but an agreement was not reached with German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund before the transfer window was closed.

Aside from the £108 million, the German club insisted on as the fee for the Man City academy graduate, it was evident that Borussia Dortmund were not willing to let go of the player.

That might have changed now with the club’s chief executive Hans Joachim Watzke admitting that the player could leave in the future because they cannot keep in at Borussia Dortmund forever.

The Borussia Dortmund chief admitted that the club could be forced to let go of Jadon Sancho as a result of the impact of coronavirus on the club’s finances. There is a need to cash in.

Man United have now been joined by league title holders Liverpool in the chase of the winger. This development now hands hope to the two Premier League clubs in landing Jadon Sancho, either in the coming summer transfer window or later in the future.

Speaking to German outlet Sport Bild, Hans Joachim Watzke said “we could have made a big, valuable transfer in the summer, that’s well known. But we’re glad it didn’t come to this. Of course, we will also implement transfers again in the future, because Covid is clearly throwing us back.

“Even the biggest clubs are feeling the effects of the pandemic, be it Bayern, Barcelona or Real Madrid. At some point you come to the limit of what you can answer for. You can even see that in Munich right now with David Alaba as an example” he added

However, what cannot be told at the moment is whether Man United will return for the signature of Jadon Sancho and if the £108 million fee will be reduced by Borussia Dortmund.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.