Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watze has confirmed that the club would be willing to sell Jadon Sancho if their valuation is met. However, he is confident that the forward will stay at the club next season.
He says that Sancho has not expressed unhappiness with his current situation. Also, he doesn’t think clubs will be able to afford him.
“If Jadon comes up to us and says he absolutely wants to leave – which has not been the case so far – and a club wants to pay what we want, then we will discuss it,” the CEO told Sport.
“I don’t think a club will pay the sum. There is also no coronavirus discount on him.”
Borussia Dortmund CEO Thinks Jadon Sancho Will Stay With Club
A Different Market
The Coronavirus pandemic has hit football clubs hard financially. Even with games resuming, a lack of fans in the grounds means revenues have been cut.
In the Premier League, teams have already “permanently lost” £500 million, according to a report by Deloitte.
In addition, Manchester United, the team that has most heavily been linked to Sancho, have already lost £28 million due to COVID-19. This has led to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirming that the club will have a quiet transfer window.
“I think it’ll be a calm transfer window or a slightly different kind of window,” Solskjaer said. “I think a lot of clubs will have to be careful not to spend too much money.
“You might still not know how much you’ve lost financially during this pandemic and what’s gone on lately.”
With Sancho surely set to cost over £100 million, it seems unlikely that even the wealthiest clubs in the world would be able to afford him.
Jadon Sancho is Happy at Dortmund
Another factor why Sancho would probably not leave is that he is happy at Dortmund. After leaving Manchester City’s academy, the youngster has been a star in Germany.
He has been one of the best players in the Bundesliga this season, scoring 17 goals and laying on 16 assists in 2019/2020.
And he hasn’t been slowed down by the forced break due to COVID-19. The youngster scored an impressive hat-trick in his return to Bundesliga action.
Staying for another season may be the best move for Sancho as he would continue his impressive development in an environment where he already thrives. Also, a full campaign with striker Erling Braut Håland may lead to some trophies. The Norwegian is a goal machine who has struck an impressive partnership with Sancho.
“We combine very well, and we’re able to bring that into the games and help the team,” said Sancho about Håland. “I’m really happy that he’s here.”
And the two of them may just lead Dortmund back to the Bundesliga crown. They surely have the best chance to dethrone Bayern Munich.