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‘No favourites’ in Jadon Sancho race, as Borussia Dortmund clear path for exit

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No roadblocks put up for his departure next summer

FBL-GER-BUNDESLIGA-DORTMUND-FREIBURG Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jadon Sancho leaving the club certainly wouldn’t be a shocking development, and the club’s head honchos are more than aware of this. As much as they’d want to keep the young winger who was putting the finishing touches in his best season as a professional before the suspension of the season, they realize that they may be powerless.

Here’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke addressing the situation, hoping that the 20-year-old stays, but understanding that the best he could do is ensure proper compensation.

“You always have to respect what the player wants. We already said before corona that our preference is for Jadon to remain with us.

”I can say clearly that even the very rich clubs, despite the current existential crisis, shouldn’t think they can get a bargain from us. We don’t have to sell anyone below their value.”

-Hans-Joachim Watzke; source: Bild via Sky Sports

Recent reports indicate that Manchester United may be leading the race, but they are certainly not the only heavyweights in competition for the kid’s signature, either in England (Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City all interested) or abroad (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich, too).

While past rumours have claimed that Sancho’s price tag stands at £100m, it is almost certain that such a degree of demand will drive his price up and up, both for BVB (in terms of transfer fee) and for Sancho himself (in terms of wages).

Chelsea may very well win the fight, but that certainly will not be an easy task.

Do your thing, agent Tammy!