As increased speculation of Borussia Dortmund’s young superstar Jadon Sancho moving to Manchester United in the summer, his current team is rumored to have just offered him a one-year contract extension worth $11mil in hopes of keeping him in Germany until a longer contract can be workout out.
Sancho’s is tied to Dortmund until June 2022, who estimates his price tag to still be $141 million (€130 million), and are not prepared to lower their asking price, even in the current climate although many teams feel that transfer fees will be a lot lower due to the virus outbreak and clubs needing money fast and United are set to jump on any of these reduced fees for players on their list, including Sancho.
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans Joachim Watzke, is crystal clear on the matter: “I can explicitly say that even the very rich clubs, despite the existential crisis, should not believe that they can go on a bargain tour with us. We don’t have to sell anyone below their value,” he said.
A one-year extension to his current contract would see his pay rise to $11 million (€10 million) per season, an increase of $5 million (€4 million). It would also offer a better chance to play in next season’s UEFA Champions League.
Watzke went on the record to say he believes Sancho in yellow is possible, for another season: “In my opinion, I don’t think he wants to leave,” he said.
“I think he has the feeling that this club has a good future.
“It’s not a question of money. For us, it would be the best position if he stays at Borussia Dortmund.
“We have enough money. We want to have titles. I think this team has a lot more potential with Jadon than without Jadon.”