Jadon Sacho: The Hefty Amount Manchester United Could Lose if Dortmund Loan Deal Goes Through

Jadon Sacho: The Hefty Amount Manchester United Could Lose if Dortmund Loan Deal Goes Through

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Borussia Dortmund are on the verge of signing Jadon Sancho on loan from Manchester United
  • Sancho has not played for United since August 2023 in the 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest
  • The move is subject to several factors, and United could potentially incur losses

Manchester United are set to incur more losses from their exiled star, Jadon Sancho, as the winger is on the verge of joining Borussia Dortmund on loan.

Sancho left the German club in 2021, signing for United for £73m.

But things have not gone according to plan for the former Manchester City winger, who has not featured for the Red Devils since August 2023 after a sensational fallout with manager Erik ten Hag.

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Jadon Sancho in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford on August 26, 2023 in Manchester, England. Photo by Joe Prior.
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According to Fabrizio Romano, Sancho is now poised to rejoin his former club, as he has given the green light for the transfer.

The whole deal now hinges on whether Manchester United can agree with Dortmund on the terms of the loan deal.

Man United set for potential losses

One of the biggest issues when it comes to loan deals is the question of wages.

At United, Sancho is currently on a £300,000-a-week wage, and according to The Times, Dortmund are only willing to pay a third of that between January and the rest of the season.

United would still need to fork out a hefty sum to cover Sancho’s wages even though the winger will be plying his trade for a different club.

If United end up covering two-thirds of Sancho’s wages for the next five months, they are set to fork out £5.2 million for a player who will not be playing for them.

Dortmund’s refusal to cover a large part of Sancho’s wages makes sense since their highest earner is Niklas Sule, who pockets around £166,000 a week in wages.

Sancho’s Dortmund spell

Sancho played arguably his best football as a Borussia Dortmund player, scoring 50 goals and registering 57 assists with the German club in 157 appearances.

Despite his torrid spell at United, he still has a more recent goal at Old Trafford than regular starters like Marcus Rashford and Brazilian winger Antony. His last Old Trafford goal came on May 28 against Fulham.

Sancho labelled worst signing in football history

Elsewhere, Sancho was labelled “the worst signing in football history” by former footballer-turned pundit Dean Saunders amid his woes at Manchester United.

"He signs for Man United for (£74 million), reportedly on £300k a week, he's played eighty-odd games and scored about seven or eight goals, hardly any assists. Not produced the goods, it's a mystery." Saunders analyzed.
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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.