Borussia Dortmund have decided on a reunion with Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho in order to be more effective without counter-attacks, according to The Athletic.
The Englishman is currently suspended indefinitely by the Red Devils following his public outburst towards manager Erik ten Hag following the league defeat at Arsenal.
He has refused to apologise for criticising the Dutchman and it is quite clear that he has no future at the club. As things stand, a loan return to Dortmund appears on the cards.
The German outfit have proposed to pay €3 million for a six-month loan deal and The Athletic report that this is a risk-free investment for the struggling Bundesliga outfit.
Dortmund find themselves fifth in the Bundesliga this term and they are currently six points behind Leipzig in the race for the final Champions League group stage spot.
Donyell Malen, Karim Adeyemi and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens have underperformed and scored only 10 goals between them. The trio have been less effective in slower possession.
This is where Sancho used to excel for Dortmund in the past. The German club believe he would be an upgrade and make them less reliant on engaging in counter-attacks.
United could benefit from Sancho’s loan stint
Sancho has been out of competitive action for the last four months amid his suspension. The €25 million-rated star has the chance to restart his career in a familiar environment.
The 23-year-old was a huge hit at Dortmund with more than 130 goal contributions to his name but things have not worked out for him since his return to English football.
The higher intensity of the Premier League combined with his limited pace on the counter-attack has made him less effective. He has only 18 goal involvements for the club.
If Sancho shines for Dortmund in his loan stint, it would directly help United in recouping some of the €85m fee paid. The German side may also look into a permanent transfer.
The stumbling block could be his wages. Sancho would have to accept a pay-cut for a permanent exit. The Red Devils may also need to hand him a pay-off in a future sale.
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