After several days of stalling, conflicting reports, and concerns about the move collapsing, it looks like Borussia Dortmund have agreed a deal with Manchester United to loan Jadon Sancho. Florian Plettenberg has reported that it is a done deal, while Patrick Berger and Ruhr Nachrichten are both corroborating the report.
⬛️ ‼️ Excl. News #Sancho: NOW it’s almost a DONE DEAL - Total agreement between Dortmund & ManUtd is on the verge to be finalized - probably today!— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 9, 2024
➡️ Only small details have to be clarified … #bvb
Sancho will join @BVB on a six-months loan!
Exclusive news confirmed!… pic.twitter.com/OptwhEQzBG
It seemed like the two clubs were close to an agreement late last week, and indications seemed to be that the deal would be wrapped up before the end of the weekend, but when the announcement didn’t come, speculation that the move may be falling through began to grow. However, every reporter with inside knowledge of the deal never seemed to waiver, believing that BVB would get it over the line in a matter of days. We are still waiting on an official announcement, which should come in the next few days, but all indications are that it’s done!
We’re still waiting on the exact details of the move, but we know Sancho is joining Borussia Dortmund on a six-month loan, and it seems unlikely that there will be any option within the deal to make the move permanent. Reports suggest that Sancho is giving up some of his salary to make the deal happen, and is aware of what is needed from him to make this move a success.
Jadon Sancho is giving up a hefty €2.5 million in salary – just to return to BVB. Sancho also knows that he can only steer his career back on the right track if he immediately performs and delivers. Here, he knows the environment and the city, and he's aware that the fans will… pic.twitter.com/WjINSVPROt— ari (@aritrabvb1909) January 9, 2024
I’m sure there will be lots of folks disappointed that there is nothing in place for the deal to be made permanent, but I think we should be pleased with a low-cost, low-risk loan for a player that could potentially significantly improve this team. It’s not impossible that BVB may be able to make the deal permanent in the summer, but let’s start by hoping that Jadon Sancho hits the ground running and fires Borussia Dortmund back into contention for a top four spot.