Jadon Sancho is likely to leave Manchester United in January.
Florian Plettenberg, a reporter for German outlet Sky Sports, wrote on social media on Wednesday (Jan. 3), “Sancho is likely to leave the club during the January transfer window. At this point, a loan is more likely than an outright transfer.”
Plettenberg continued, “Dortmund coach Edin Dzerzhic is still in constant contact with Sancho. For now, a January return to Dortmund is unlikely, but officials are not ruling it out. The most important thing for Sancho is consistent playing time.”
Sancho joined Dortmund from Manchester City’s youth academy in 2017. After gradually increasing his playing time, it wasn’t until the 2018-19 season that he really started to make his mark, when he led the Bundesliga with 12 goals and 14 assists. The following season, he scored 17 goals and provided 16 assists in the league.
Man Utd were interested and signed him for €85 million in the summer of 2021. However, his first season was a disappointment. Sancho made 29 Premier League (PL) appearances, scoring three goals and providing three assists. This was a far cry from his previous three seasons at Dortmund, where he racked up 20-30 attacking points in the league alone.
He didn’t make much of an impact last season either. With the arrival of new coach Ten Haag, he tried to show a different side, but it didn’t work out. In particular, Sancho struggled with illness ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which led to him being left out of England’s final World Cup roster.
His lack of form took a toll on him mentally. This caused Sancho to leave the club for a while to train privately. He returned after a 100-day absence and ended 레고토토 up with six goals and three assists in 26 league games.
This season, he’s bounced back. Despite a strong preseason, his opportunities are still limited. He started the season as a substitute in three consecutive league games. He was left off the roster for the fourth round match against Arsenal. He’s been pushed aside in favor of Marcus Rashford, Alejandro Garnato, Anthony and Facundo Pellistri.
In the midst of this, a problem arose. After Sancho was left out of the squad against Arsenal in September, the last game before the international break, manager Eric ten Hagg said: “I watched him in training and I didn’t pick him. At United, we always demand a certain level and you have to be up to it,” he said, explaining why Sancho was left out of the squad.