‘£73m is simply not enough for Sancho’: Borussia Dortmund chief Sebastian Kehl tells Manchester United there is NO CHANCE of them getting their top target on a cut-price deal as he prepares to stay
- Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho will stay at the club this season
- Manchester United have refused to meet the club’s £108million asking price
- Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl confessed that Sancho could leave one day
- Sancho laid on an assist in Dortmund’s first Bundesliga match versus Gladbach
Jadon Sancho will leave Borussia Dortmund in the future but the Bundesliga club will not sell him to Manchester United in a cut-price deal this summer, according to director Sebastian Kehl.
The England international emerged as a top target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Red Devils, but they missed Dortmund’s August 10 deadline to sign the 20-year-old after failing to meet their £108million valuation.
Kehl admits that Sancho is likely to depart the club for a fresh challenge at some point, although they will now allow him to leave on the cheap.
Jadon Sancho will not be sold by Borussia Dortmund this summer but could leave in the future
Suggesting that United had made a bid in the region of £73million for the former Manchester City starlet, Kehl told Sport 1: ‘We agreed that we had to show a certain attitude. And €80m are simply not enough for such a player.
‘We owed that to the club and the fans. I don’t want to give him up either. Without Jadon this team is worse.’
Kehl also told Ruhr Nachrichten: ‘Jadon has trained well and professionally. He is happy to play football.
‘Yes, someday he might leave for a new challenge but right now he is happy at Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Dortmund is happy to have him.
‘He is here – and he will stay here. It was an important statement from the club because we have a certain responsibility. Without Jadon, this team is worse.’
Club director Sebastian Kehl (above) confessed Sancho is likely to leave the club one day
Sancho was in red-hot form for Dortmund last season, scoring 20 goals and registering 20 assists in all competitions as the Bundesliga side finished as runners-up in the German top-flight.
He has begun the new season in similar fashion, scoring in Dortmund’s 5-0 thrashing of MSV Duisburg in the German Cup last week before making an assist in the 3-0 Bundesliga win over Borussia Monchengladbach on the weekend.
The Englishman’s recent goalscoring form has seen his value shoot up over the past 12 months, with Dortmund demanding over £100m for the winger.
The German side have a history of signing players at a young age before moving them on when their market price inflates.
The England international grabbed an assist in Dortmund 3-0 win over Gladbach on Saturday
Ousmane Demebele, Christian Pulisic and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have all been moved on to Europe’s top clubs via this strategy, which has raised money for other young signings such as Sancho, Jude Bellingham and Erling Braut Haaland.
Sancho arrived at Dortmund as a 17-year-old in 2017 from Manchester City in a move which cost the Bundesliga giants just £8m.
The winger has scored 30 goals in 79 Bundesliga matches, while he has also been capped 13 times by Gareth Southgate’s England, scoring twice.