The ongoing saga involving Jadon Sancho and Manchester United continues to cast a shadow over Old Trafford, with the winger’s future hanging in the balance until he extends an apology to his manager, Erik ten Hag.
It has been nearly a month since Manchester United’s disappointing defeat to Arsenal, which resulted in Sancho’s banishment from the club’s first-team activities.
As time goes on, the likelihood of the 23-year-old departing Old Trafford in January appears to grow stronger.
In an exclusive column for CaughtOffside, journalist Ben Jacobs suggests that there is a real possibility of Sancho’s departure, with a potential transfer fee estimated to be around £50 million.
Sancho’s desire is to remain in European football, but prospective clubs have expressed reservations about signing him.
Sancho’s preferred destination appears to be a return to Borussia Dortmund, and he has reportedly been in touch with manager Edin Terzic regarding a potential move.
While a reunion is not entirely ruled out, it remains a challenging prospect.
Dortmund is familiar with Sancho from his previous stint, and some concerns that have arisen during his time at Manchester United were evident during his spell in Germany.
Despite his previous success at Dortmund, not all senior figures at the club are enthusiastic about bringing him back on a permanent basis.
Roma is another club that could be in the running for Sancho’s signature, and they appear to favor a loan arrangement if negotiations progress.
Jacobs notes that potential suitors are seemingly interested in a “try before you buy” scenario to assess both the player’s character and footballing abilities, given the ongoing drama surrounding his tenure at Old Trafford.
The future remains uncertain for Jadon Sancho, with a potential exit from Manchester United looming large.
As the weeks go by, it becomes increasingly likely that he may bid farewell to the club in search of a fresh start elsewhere in European football.