Borussia Dortmund CEO: We will respect what Sancho wants

Jadon Sancho
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Borussia Dortmund’s combustible CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke says it will act in the best and desired interests of Jadon Sancho when it comes to his seemingly likely transfer.

The ex-Man City prospect and current world superstar has been one of the most productive players in the world for several seasons.

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As an Englishman abroad, he’s lighting up the scoreboard for BVB with 30 goals and 38 assists in 78 matches over the last two seasons.

Given his tender age — Sancho just turned 20 on Wednesday — the cost to lure him home or abroad will be astronomical. And Watzke

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“We always have to respect what the player wants. … We said before Corona that our favorite idea is that Jadon will stay with us. I can clearly say that even the very rich clubs, despite the existential crisis, do not have to believe that they can go on a bargain tour with us. We don’t have to sell anyone below value.”

Manchester United has been named as the likeliest destination for Sancho, though Liverpool was the favorites according to a December report. He was a childhood Chelsea supporter and the club wants more wingers.

Barcelona has been linked with Sancho, and angling Xavi name-dropped the player in discussing his desire to take the job.

He also got a rich new contract in August — a reported $230,000 per week — and may not be rushing to go anywhere.