Jadon Sancho is reportedly wanted by Borussia Dortmund in a sensational swap deal that could see forward Donyell Malen move to Manchester United.
The England international joined the Red Devils ahead of the 2021-22 season for a fee of £73 million ($101m) from the Black and Yellows. However, Sancho failed to find his feet in the Premier League and after falling out with manager Erik ten Hag for a rant against him on social media, for suggesting that he was being made a scapegoat for the Red Devils’ struggles, the winger remains banished from the first team squad.
According to Sport Bild, Sancho could head back to Signal Iduna Park in a swap deal with Malen, a player who is admired by Ten Hag. The Dutch forward has got on board a new agent, Maikel Stevens, as he wants to manufacture a move to England.
Steven’s agency, SEG, brought Rasmus Hojlund to Old Trafford from Atalanta BC and also looks after the interests of Ten Hag – which could facilitate a swap deal between the two clubs.
Dortmund could initially bring Sancho on loan to Germany and are ready to sell Malen at the same time for €30m (£26m/$32m), the same amount that they paid to PSV Eindhoven to sign him in 2021. However, Sancho must be ready to take a significant pay cut to get back to Dortmund as the German powerhouse will not match the whopping £350,000 per week wages.
Sancho has been reportedly training “like a beast” to keep himself fit to pounce on any opportunity that might come up in January. Apart from Dortmund, he has also been linked with a move to Serie A giants Juventus where he would look to revive his sinking career.