Pep Guardiola has dismissed the possibility of Manchester City re-signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund during this summer’s transfer window.
Sancho parted ways with the Cityzens to join Borussia Dortmund three years ago after he failed to make a single competitive appearance under manager Guardiola.
He has since developed into one of Europe’s most exciting attackers and during the recent campaign, he bagged a sublime tally of 20 goals and 20 assists from 41 appearances for Dortmund across all competitions.
In the past few months, both Manchester United and Chelsea have been credited with an interest in signing him, but the Cityzens have also been mentioned as possible contenders.
With Leroy Sane on his way to Bayern Munich, Guardiola was recently asked whether the club could make an attempt to re-sign Sancho, but he dismissed the possibility by saying that ‘would make no sense’.
The Spanish head coach added that it is unlikely that the England international would even consider a return to the Cityzens, having taken the decision by himself to leave the club in 2017.
“No, no, no. He decided to leave. Why should he decide to come back? When he decided to move to Dortmund it’s not because he is going to decide to come back one year later. It would make no sense. He didn’t want to be here, so that is why I think he doesn’t want to come back here,” He told Sky Sports.
Sancho has two years remaining on his contract with Dortmund and the club’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke recently said that the forward has not expressed the desire to pursue a fresh challenge elsewhere.
Dortmund are reported to value Sancho at more than £100m and Watzke has stated that the Bundesliga outfit are confident of keeping hold of the versatile forward as interested clubs may not afford their price tag.
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