Despite being linked to a different top team every other week, Borussia Dortmund maintain real hope that Jadon Sancho will stay in Germany past the summer, as per a report from Ruhr Nachrichten (via FourFourTwo).
It’s worth noting that Sancho’s current contract expires only in 2022, so there is definitely a possibility that BVB could choose to hold on to him until next January or the summer after — and might even agree a new deal with him in the meantime to protect their leverage and financial concerns in any subsequent transfer talks.
Sancho has apparently not informed the BVB hierarchy about any desires to leave at the end of the season, and this is what is giving them fresh hope. In addition, the issues between Sancho and BVB manager Lucien Favre during the early part of the season appear to have been left in the past, with Sancho once again becoming an integral part of Favre’s plans.
Von @ManCity-s Reserve zur heißesten Aktie auf dem Transfermarkt! Jadon #Sancho hat dem #BVB viel zu verdanken - und umgekehrt. Noch ist sein Abschied im Sommer nicht fix (RN+): https://t.co/TiLa1ha9Py (Foto: imago) pic.twitter.com/7kUQGZirYR— Ruhr Nachrichten BVB (@RNBVB) February 24, 2020
Dortmund have signed quite a large number of players in the last few transfer windows, but their net spend remains low because of expensive outgoing transfers as well (you’re welcome!). With a net profit of €150m over the last three seasons, they are under no pressure to sell, and they’ll be hoping that a new long-term partnership develops between Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland (whose future is also not certain) in a team that quite excitingly also possesses the likes of Marco Reus, Thorgan Hazard and Julian Brandt.
Whether that dream actually turns into reality is uncertain, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona all interested in Sancho. His €100m+ asking price is steep, but for a player of his level and potential, it’s hard to see the price being a deterrent for any interested club.