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Borussia Dortmund chairman opens up on Jadon Sancho loan deal after cancelled flight



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Borussia Dortmund’s chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke has opened up on the negotiations with Manchester United for the loan of Jadon Sancho.

Sancho, 23, spent four years at the German club before moving to Manchester United for over £70 million in 2021.

He scored 50 goals and registered 64 assists in just 137 appearances for Dortmund.

Since then, the talented English winger has had a torrid time at Old Trafford and failed to recreate any of the form seen in the Bundesliga with Dortmund.

Sancho was exiled from Erik ten Hag’s first-team squad at the beginning of September after he publicly responded to the manager, stating that he was not in the matchday squad to face Arsenal because of his training performance.

The 23-year-old labelled his manager a liar and believed that he was being made a “scapegoat”. Despite deleting the post several days later, Sancho is still yet to apologise to the Dutchman.

That has led to the high chance of him returning to Dortmund on a six-month loan for the rest of the season so that he can get back to playing football.

Oringlaly, the deal was reportedly set to be complete last Friday, however, a deal was not complete, and so Sancho’s private jet to Marbella , which was scheduled to leave on Friday morning, was cancelled without explanation, according to Ruhr Nachrichten.

It was, however, added that this does not indicate any significant problem with the deal.

Several days later and Dortmund’s chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke has come out and addressed the transfer situation.

The 64-year-old told Sky Sports Germany that ‘it is no secret’ that Dortmund want to complete a deal, but that there are more steps to be made before an announcement can be made.

“We are in discussions with Manchester United. We want to bring him on loan. That’s no secret,” he said, as relayed by Fussball Transfers. “But we are not yet at a stage where we can announce a result.”