Jadon Sancho has been the subject of fervent transfer speculation in recent months amid repeated links to a whole host of high-profile European clubs. However, it seems like the Englishman may be forced to stay in Germany after all, according to Bleacher Report.
Earlier in March, FourFourTwo reported the 20-year-old has caught the eye of multiple suitors including Manchester United, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Liverpool following a sensational spell with Borussia Dortmund.
Football reporter Fabrizio Romano recently hinted the Red Devils are leading the race to sign the young attacker, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gaining the upper hand over Blues boss Frank Lampard.
Nonetheless, football insider Dean Jones has claimed Sancho’s widely-anticipated move back to English football is up in the air, as a result of the current economic climate, and this development could benefit Daniel James.
After arriving at the Signal Iduna Park from Manchester City for only £7.05m in 2017, the Dortmund starlet has put in a series of impressive performances under Lucien Favre, netting 14 goals and providing 15 assists in over 20 appearances in the Bundesliga this season (WhoScored).
In comparison, James has struggled to find the same level of consistency this season, scoring just 3 goals in 27 appearances in the Premier League so far, although he has provided the most amount of assists in the English top flight for Solskjaer’s side. The Welsh international has averaged 1.3 shots per game, completed 1.3 dribbles, and made 0.5 key passes per game via WhoScored.
The club legend identified Sancho as one of his key targets and United are said to be at the front of the queue to sign him in the upcoming transfer window.
Despite this, a recent article from B/R has suggested that the winger’s expected return to England is in doubt due to the ongoing global crisis. Discussions over the youngster’s future have been tricky as communication has been difficult to establish in light of recent events.
If the Manchester City academy graduate does move to Old Trafford in the summer, it is likely James will have to make way for Sancho in the starting lineup. Although Solskjaer has given the former Swansea City midfielder plenty of chances, he arguably hasn’t lived up to expectations so far, and if a move for the English international falls through, the Welshman stands to gain the most from the situation as he won’t lose his spot in the first team.
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