Jadon Sancho apparently ‘wants to leave’ Borussia Dortmund this summer, with Liverpool said to have joined Manchester United in the growing list of suitors to sign the England star.
The news will hand further encouragement to several clubs across Europe as the race to sign the talented teenager heats up, Premier League leaders Liverpool the latest club to express a serious interest in signing the winger.
Sancho has emerged as one of the most promising talents in world football since moving to Dortmund from Manchester City in 2017, becoming one of the club’s key players and establishing himself in Gareth Southgate’s senior England squad.
According to the Daily Mail, however, Sancho’s time in Germany could be set to come to an end with the 19-year-old reportedly having become increasingly unsettled at the Bundesliga side.
Dortmund have failed to build on their early season form and currently sit sixth in the German top-flight, whilst Sancho has also found himself singled out on several occasions this season.
He was fined earlier in the campaign and dropped for an important league meeting with Borussia Monchengladbach after reporting back late from international duty, whilst he also received criticism from sporting director Michael Zorc and forced to train alone following the incident despite manager Lucien Favre initially claiming the matter would ‘stay internal’.
Sancho was also harshly substituted in the first half of Dortmund’s humbling 4-0 defeat to Bayern Munich last weekend, despite Favre insisting the winger was not injured, an incident which has again left him questioning his future.
The winger’s openness to a move away from Germany will alert several of Europe’s leading clubs, Premier League duo Liverpool and Manchester United amongst the frontrunners should Sancho opt to return to English football.
French champions Paris Saint-Germain are also long-term admirers, whilst Barcelona and Bayern Munich have also previously been linked with a player who would likely cost in the region of £100m.