Jadon Sancho will return to Old Trafford after his temporary stint at Borussia Dortmund concludes.
Sancho’s move to his previous club in Germany was fueled by a disagreement with Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag.
The loan agreement, involving a fee of approximately £3 million, will not lead to a permanent transfer, ensuring Sancho’s return to England after the loan period with the German club ends.
Currently training solo, Sancho is expected to join Dortmund’s training camp in Marbella within the next 48 hours.
The Mirror UK reports that Borussia Dortmund is deterred from signing Sancho permanently due to his high salary demands. Sancho’s move to Manchester United in 2021 came with a hefty price tag of £73 million, and his contract with the Red Devils, which lasts until 2026, sees him earning about £250,000 weekly.
The loan arrangement requires Dortmund to pay his salary, a financial commitment they find challenging.
Manchester United, in a bid to facilitate the six-month loan, has consented to pay a third of Sancho’s wages during his time at Dortmund.
This January transfer window marks Sancho’s departure from United, though his contract with the club remains active until 2026.
Sancho’s exclusion from first-team training at Manchester United resulted from a dispute with coach Erik ten Hag, leading to the involvement of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) to potentially mediate the situation. Despite not issuing an apology, there is a hope within United that Sancho’s performance in the Bundesliga will revitalize his form, potentially increasing his market value for a summer sale.
However, it seems improbable that Manchester United will recover the full initial investment made in 2021.
During his tenure at Borussia Dortmund from 2017 to 2021, Sancho scored 50 goals and provided 64 assists in 137 appearances. His synergy with teammate Erling Haaland was notable, and together they helped Dortmund win the DFB Pokal in 2021. Sancho’s time at Manchester United, however, has been less impactful, with only 12 goals and six assists in 82 appearances.
The upcoming loan spell in the Bundesliga will be a critical period for Sancho to prove his prowess once more.