Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho is likely to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window, according Sky Sports.
Sancho is still frozen out from the first team squad at Carrington, after his public dispute with Erik Ten Hag. A lack of apology from the player has not come across well at all, and as the feud continues it now looks set that Sancho will not stand down and is likely to be shipped at he next opportunity in January.
With the amount of injuries that has hit United since the start of the season, it would have ideally been a great opportunity for Sancho to feature heavily for the club – especially in light of Marcus Rashford’s poor start to the season coupled with the police investigation that led to winger Anthony’s brief hiatus away from training. Instead, Sancho has often been pictured in recent times cutting an isolated figure in U18 training pitches.
The Englishman, who made his name in Germany, could be set for a reunion with his previous manager Edin Terzic at Borussia Dortmund.
One of the key barriers in a permanent move would be Sancho’s wage demands. He is currently earning around £250,000 a week but has never felt close to meriting that amount in his time at United so far. This could prove to be an off-putting stumbling block for Dortmund to permanently move for him, therefore a loan deal would be more viable. However, if United are not prepared to pay for a chunk of his wages then the deal would likely not pull through and other avenues would be explored.
At this current time, there aren’t many clubs outside of Saudi Arabia who would be willing to take Sancho on at the current fee and wage demands that the club and player would want to be re-compensated with. Therefore, the best option before January could well be for both sides to sit down and eat humble pie in order to get this saga dusted in light of United’s on the field miseries.