Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has reiterated that Jadon Sancho will stay with the club for the 2020/21 campaign and the decision is final.
The England international has been regularly linked with a return home with Manchester United, but the Premier League giants have been unable to strike a transfer agreement.
Earlier last month, it was revealed that Dortmund had set a price tag of £108m for Sancho and they would not consider any offers beyond their transfer deadline on August 10.
In Monday’s presser, Zorc insisted that Sancho will continue with the Bundesliga outfit next term and the club have no plans of considering his sale during the remainder of the transfer window.
“We plan on having Jadon Sancho in our team this season, the decision is final. I think that answers all our questions,” he was quoted as saying by the club’s official Twitter account.
There has been much talk of Sancho’s contract expiring in June 2022, but Zorc emphasised that the attacker is currently tied to the club until the summer of 2023 after they adjusted his salary last summer to match his development.
“Last summer we adjusted Jadon’s salary to match the development of his performances. So in context, we had already extended his contract until 2023 back then,” He added.
Sancho enjoyed a superb 2019/2020 campaign with Dortmund and he contributed a sublime tally of 20 goals and 20 assists across all competitions for the club.
He has been identified as the ideal candidate to feature on the right wing for United next term, but it remains to be seen whether they can still land his services this summer.
Zorc previously gave a similar statement on Ousmane Dembele in the summer of 2017, only for the Frenchman to join Barcelona one month later in a club-record sale.
That was, however, due to the fact that Dembele refused to return to first-team training and he made the decision to push through his move to the Catalan giants.
Sancho appears unlikely to go through the same route and he seems content to remain with the club next term after travelling with the team today for the pre-season training camp in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland.
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