Manchester United is desperate to turn things around, with manager Erik Ten Hag under fire, many of his stars criticized by Old Trafford fans, and results on the pitch more than erratic. In this context, resolving the Jadon Sancho situation is a delicate obstacle with a formidable complication, as the British newspaper The Sun explained on Friday.
The Sun explains that Ten Hag and United executives are “desperate” to get rid of Sancho in the upcoming winter transfer window. A possible return to his former club, Borussia Dortmund, which cost the club a whopping €85 million in the summer of 2021, has even been considered.
In recent days, the possibility of a possible swap deal between United and Barcelona with Brazilian Raphinha and Sancho as the protagonists has been considered, but for the time being, it has not gone beyond that, pending the opinion of the club’s sporting director, Deco de Souza.
The Manchester club has also tried its luck with RB Leipzig, but so far, that has not led to any negotiations. RB Leipzig’s Bundesliga rival, RB Leipzig, has also expressed interest. But according to the information from the British tabloid, the obstacle in all cases has always been the same: Sancho’s high salary.
Jadon Sancho: out of the team and €400,000 a week
The London winger earns a whopping £350,000 a week (around €400,000), prohibitive amounts that are even more exaggerated given his situation. And that most clubs outside the Premier League, with a few exceptions, are not willing to pay.
Of course, Barcelona, given its delicate financial situation due to its commitment to Financial Fair Play, is not even considering paying such a salary. For its part, Manchester United does not want to loan Sancho to another Premier League club.
A nightmare situation
Ten Hag is trying to get Jadon out of Old Trafford after the winter transfer window – he is currently training with the Red Devils’ reserve team. SunSport quotes a club source who claims in the report: “The situation with Sancho is becoming a nightmare. Club, coach and player are eager to reach an agreement in January”.