However, fans of the Red Devils showed their intention of wanting the player at Old Trafford by hijacking Borussia Dortmund’s Twitter with messages about him. Sancho had featured in their pre-season clash with SC Paderborn, which ended in a 1-1 draw. The English winger played 72 minutes in the game alongside Erling Haaland and Emre Can.
Having been heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford, Dortmund has maintained their stance that Sancho will be part of their squad this season. Man United had failed to meet the deadline set for the transfers and they had begun their preseason.
But United fans dominated Dortmund’s mentions with messages urging Sancho to join the Red Devils.
“#FreeSancho” wrote a number of United supporters.
“If sancho gets injured man”, added a second fan.
It got more interesting when another fans asked why the winger was started. He got replied by another user who wrote: “because he is a BVB player”.
While a third admitted that Sancho would be staying in Germany, saying: “Jadon Sancho is starting…I really don’t think we will get him this summer”, another said: “why are loads of united fans just expecting him to leave??? It’s like they don’t realize he would be downgrading teams.”
Why Sancho’s transfer rumor is fading
United’s pursuit of Sancho seems to have come to a standstill. There have been reports that the Red Devils have been warned that he may never join them if the deal is not done this summer. Initially, both teams were eager to get the deal done. Dortmund was ready to sell Jadon Sancho and Manchester United was ready to write the check to secure Sancho’s transfer. However, they couldn’t agree on the transfer price and the deal stalled.
Sky Sports transfer guru Dharmesh Sheth in a chat with Sky Sports News said the transfer speculation has gone a little bit quiet.
“The information I got this morning was if United do not sign Sancho in this transfer window there is a chance he will never become a United player.
“Make no mistake about it, this window represents what I call the perfect storm as far as United are concerned. They are in the Champions League, Sancho wants Champions League football.
“They are realistically the only club that could do a deal for Sancho at the figures being mentioned. However, and this is the big crux of it, as it stands there has been no bid from United.
“Dortmund are adamant he will not be sold. The only way that changes is if United make a bid, and then if Sancho then agitates for a transfer to United.
“It must be said that Dortmund have been quite bemused at how United have approached this proposed transfer. A selling club has a valuation for a player, a buying club has a valuation for a player. Then the two sides talk.
“Here we have a situation where Dortmund have made it clear what their price is, it’s €120m for Sancho. United have said they’re not willing to meet that price, they think it’s completely unrealistic in the current situation, but what they haven’t said is what they are prepared to pay.
“Hence, there is no basis for a negotiation.”
Since Sancho’s deal failed, Dortmund is willing to sell Marius Wolf and Felix Passlack
In another development, the BVD is ready to listen to offers for Marius Wolf and Felix Passlack.
The club said the players will be allowed to leave should a suitable offer come in.
Although the Bundesliga club is not expecting big transfer fees for the duo, but the savings on shedding Wolf’s salary will be something.
The Kickers reports Dortmund could bring in another central defender if necessary as Dan-Axel Zagadou’s injury diagnosis still up in the air.
Dortmund only has two natural central defenders in their first team presently. With Dan-Axel Zagado also out injured, the number of defenders won’t be enough for the team if they want to really play a back four.