£70m Man Utd wing target rejected transfer to Euro giants

Date published: Wednesday 14th November 2018 10:32 - Matthew Briggs

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Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says Jadon Sancho rejected a move to the Bundesliga champions in the summer.

England starlet Sancho has taken the German top flight by storm this season with five goals and eight assists in 17 games so far this season.

The 18-year-old was rewarded for his form by getting called up to the England senior squad last month and he was handed a debut from the bench against Croatia.

And such has been his development that Bayern were chasing the left winger in the summer, while Manchester United and Manchester City are believed to be tracking him.

Sancho though snubbed a well-trodden path from Dortmund to Bayern in the summer, according to Salihamidzic.

Sancho decided not to follow in the path of Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski and Mats Hummels, who have all made moves from Dortmund to Bayern.

“The truth is that Bayern Munich did want to sign Jadon Sancho and made him an offer which he, unfortunately, refused,” Salihamidzic told Sport Bild.

Sancho, who moved from Man City in August 2017, has also revealed the club’s record of developing young talent persuaded him to stay with Dortmund.

“I chose [Borussia Dortmund] because the club showed me a great perspective. If you decide to change, you have to know which way you want to go, where you see your future – I have seen mine in Dortmund,” said Sancho.

“[Dortmund] tried their best early and very intensively, which gave me a good feeling. In addition, in recent years, many young players have developed incredibly here.”

United’s interest in Sancho has been reported by several different outlets this season and now Calciomercato claim that Serie A giants Juventus are ready to enter the fray to land the England man, who is in Gareth Southgate’s squad and inline to face USA.

The report says Dortmund have slapped a £70million asking price on the winger, with Jose Mourinho ready to spend in January to improve his faltering squad.

 

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