In an interview with German publication Waz, Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has insisted that Jadon Sancho won’t be sold unless the club’s valuation of the attacker is completely met.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Dortmund had set an asking price of around £108m (€120m) and it appears that the German outfit won’t negotiate their asking price for the England international.
Speaking to Waz, Zorc said that the club would be ‘very happy’ to keep hold of Sancho for the 2020/21 season. Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke had previously revealed that there won’t be any discount on Sancho and Zorc expressed a similar point of view by stating that their price tag for the 20-year-old must be met.
“Jadon has a valid contract with us and we would be very happy if he is still with us next season. To think about anything else at all, the timing would have to be right, and secondly, our price expectations would have to be met 100%,” He told.
Premier League giants Manchester United have been mentioned as the front-runners to sign the former Manchester City graduate in recent months and a recent report from Sky Sports claimed that they won’t pay more than £50m for the versatile forward.
Judging by Zorc’s comments, such an offer could be instantly rejected by the Bundesliga outfit and it remains to be seen whether United are prepared to match the £108m price tag, which would break the British transfer record for outgoing fees.
Sancho recently concluded his season with Dortmund with an outstanding tally of 20 goals and 20 assists from 43 appearances in all competitions. He has just under two years remaining on his contract and Dortmund seem open to keeping him for another campaign unless their transfer demands are fulfiled.
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