Sebastian Kehl appears to rule out permanent Jadon Sancho move

Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho joined his former club Borussia Dortmund on loan during the January transfer window.

There have been rumours of a permanent summer move for Jadon Sancho. But Borussia Dortmund chief Sebastian Kehl has now revealed via Daily Mail that the Bundesliga club are not thinking about a permanent move. He added that the move will be very difficult to pull off financially.

“Unfortunately for both players, neither option was realistic. If you know what we got for Jadon Sancho two-and-a-half years ago, then you know also that it might not be very, very difficult,” he said before adding, “We naturally advocated for an option on him – and also with Ian – but the negotiating position was not such that we could implement it and so we will accept it for now.”

It will be interesting to see if the 23-year-old is prepared to return to Manchester United at the end of the season. The England international was highly rated around Europe before his move to Old Trafford. But the transfer to the Premier League did not work out for him.

He struggled to hold down a regular spot in the starting lineup and then fell out of favour with manager Erik ten Hag. If the Dutch manager stays at Manchester United next season, Sancho is unlikely to get any opportunities at Old Trafford. It would be ideal for him to secure a permanent exit away from the club.

Sancho has impressed upon his return to the Bundesliga club, and his performances have certainly improved in recent games. It will be interesting to see if he can continue to impress in Germany and convince clubs to provide him with an exit route in the summer.

The winger is still only 23 and has plenty of time to fulfil his world-class potential. He could develop into a top-class attacker with the right guidance, and it remains to be seen whether Manchester United can sell him for a substantial price in the summer.

The Red Devils are unlikely to be able to recoup the amount of money they paid for him. But they could still sell him for a respectable amount of money if he shines in the Bundesliga during the second half of the campaign.

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