Before the pandemic took over the world and when life was normal, it was expected that Jadon Sancho would be one of the big movers in the summer calciomercato with practically all the big clubs across Europe interested in his services.
Now however it appears that not one of those teams will be able to afford what Borussia Dortmund would want, and what Sancho would’ve commanded in the market. (Ed.note: though as The Athletic reminded recently, Chelsea do have at least £90m sitting in the bank from the Eden Hazard sale, plus another £50m from Álvaro Morata’s transfer.)
There is a belief that fees and wages are expected to drop by as much as 50 per cent when the summer window opens thanks to the economic impact of the novel coronavirus and the subsequent multi-month shutdown of football and the economy.
According to the Telegraph, thanks to those changing conditions, BVB have decided to wait until the transfer market stabilizes again before letting the 20-year-old go.
Sancho’s current contract expires in 2022 and will therefore have just one year left on it come next summer. This would explain why BVB are so desperate to extend his contract along with a hefty pay-rise.
Manchester United were reportedly in the lead for the former Manchester City prospect until a few weeks ago. However, even financially-dominant United appear to have dropped out of the race, and with Chelsea probably compelled to be frugal in the market as well, it appears that Sancho will (have to) stay in Germany just a while longer.