The Jadon Sancho saga is just beginning, yet it already feels tired and boring. And if you’re not yet burned out, fear not, we have many more months to go before any sort of transfer window will arrive. And if the way this thing is trending is any indication, we’ll be revisiting this situation for many more transfer windows to come.
A few months ago, Sancho’s departure from Borussia Dortmund looked all but a foregone conclusion. Now, it seems much more likely that he will stay. Before the suspension of the season, he was in a career-best form, his relationship with the club had improved, as did the squad around him (a certain Erling Braut Håland will tend to do that). Meanwhile, the world has been locked down, football has been put on hold, and money will surely not be in as plentiful a supply as before.
So when BVB continue to insist on a 100m asking price (pounds or Euros, doesn’t matter) with the expectation of a bidding war as well, it’s perhaps unsurprising that those numbers may suddenly be too rich for anyone, even those at the very top of the financial pile.
That’s what the Mirror’s latest report claims, dropping Liverpool completely out of the race and claiming that neither Chelsea nor Manchester United are willing to pay that much.
So that’s the situation for now, until the next report in ... oh, say, three days? ... about Chelsea’s continuing interest or some such.