Jadon Sancho has been given a new contract at Borussia Dortmund.
As we brought you here the other day at Ronaldo.com, Borussia Dortmund does not expect Sancho to stay with them forever. In fact, they see him leaving sooner rather than later.
The earlier reports suggested that Dortmund has already turned away interest from a “big club” earlier this summer.
It was reported he was a priority signing for Manchester United. While the player is open to the move, he wants to play Champions League football, and United can’t offer him that right now.
Rather than go through the public humiliation of being rejected for that reason. United have decided to wait until next summer when they hope they can meet the player’s ambitions.
The 19-year-old England international has been a sensation since he moved. 2017 saw him exchange the Ethiad Stadium for the Signal Iduna Park.
His only motive to move was regular first-team football opportunities. Something that the Germans would almost guarantee, but Pep Guardiola would not contemplate.
It is understood, that his current deal earns him 40,000 Euros a week, and runs until 2022.
That was only signed last October and Sporting director Michael Zorc said at the time of Sancho:
“Without doubt one of the most exciting players in Europe”.
While the new deal does not extend the length of the contract, it does, however, double his salary.
Sancho will now earn 80,000 Euros a week in Dortmund.
They hope this will convince the player of the faith they have in him rather than simply deter some of the suiters.
The long term plan of the club is to sit down with the player after this season and attempt to extend his stay.