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Borussia Dortmund trying to convince Jadon Sancho to stay with significant wage increase — report

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A Galactico transfer saga during the COVID-19 pandemic

Borussia Moenchengladbach v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Jadon Sancho’s future has been the talk of the rumor mill ahead of the next transfer window, though there is still a possibility that he stays at Signal Iduna Park beyond the next deadline day. COVID-19 has created an unprecedented global situation not seen in a hundred years, and its financial implications in football are yet to be quantitively ascertained. But it is expected that every club will have less spending power for the foreseeable future.

So while there’s still very much a possibility that Manchester United do indeed make a concentrated effort, both they and Chelsea could focus their efforts elsewhere because of Borussia Dortmund’s high asking price — especially if either were to miss out on Champions League football (assuming there is a Champions League, even).

Taking advantage of the circumstances, Borussia Dortmund are reportedly willing to bump Sancho’s annual salary from €6m to €10m in an effort to convince the 20-year-old to commit his long-term future to the club, as per a report from BILD (via Daily Mail & Get German Football News).

Sancho’s new salary, which translates to roughly €190,000 per week would make him the second-highest earner at the club behind club captain Marco Reus, who pockets €11m a year (or roughly €210,000 per week).

Jadon Sancho has become one of BVB’s most prolific attackers since his arrival from Manchester City, and has quickly formed an outstanding partnership with January signing Erling Braut Haaland. While it’s extremely unlikely that Sancho spends the rest of his career with Dortmund, the club know that because of the pandemic, they might not be able to extract the maximum possible value from a transfer, and thus will likely redouble their efforts to keep him.

Whether or not Dortmund succeed in this task can and will only be answered in the future.