Friday 20 September 2019

Sancho wasn't going to Old Trafford

Jadon Sancho
Jadon Sancho

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Micahel Zorc has confirmed Manchester United held talks over the signing of England starlet Jadon Sancho (inset) but insisted they are not interested in selling the teenager - and that Sancho didn't want to go.

Sancho scored his first two goals for England in their 5-3 Euro 2020 qualifying win against Kosovo on Tuesday night and the youngster has confirmed he would be interested in a return to his homeland if a deal can be agreed with a top Premier League club.

Yet Dortmund are keen to hang on to the youngster they signed from Manchester City in 2017, despite suggestions his value could soar beyond the £100m mark.

"A hot topic right now is Sancho and Manchester United," Zorc stated in an Amazon Prime production.

"Both his discussions with the club and mine with the consultants. A meeting did take place. Manchester United invited the consultant.

"But according to what I know, the consultant told the club that no matter how much money they offer, we won't let him go. But the player also has no intention of taking that step."

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is among those keen to see Sancho at Old Trafford, as he suggests he fits the mould of young talent being pursued by United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

"I would take him at Manchester United all day," Ferdinand said when asked about their interest in Sancho. "English, young, hungry and talented, that's all I need to know. I have known Jadon since he was a kid, knew him through friends. I have known his family since he was a kid, before he was even born.

"He has got the mentality. The mentality is a big part of it all, whether he has the physical attributes or not.

"The kid's mentality, to leave Manchester City, who wanted him to stay, to just say 'My ability deserves it and I think I can do it straight away, right now. I am not waiting'. He has gone and done that. You have to respect that.

"So if someone asked me whether I would take Jadon Sancho, with all due respect to Borussia Dortmund, I would say yes, 100pc."

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