Michael Zorc has confirmed that Jadon Sancho will be staying on with Borussia Dortmund for the upcoming season.
Jadon Sancho’s future has been the subject of a lot of speculation all summer. But Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has put an emphatic end to the rumours by confirming that the Englishman will be staying with the Black and Yellows. His contract was also secretly extended until 2023 last year, meaning he still has three years left on his current contract.
“We are planning with Jadon Sancho. He’ll be playing with us next season. The decision is final. I think that answers all the questions. Last summer we adjusted his salary to reflect the performances of Jadon. In that context, we have extended his contract to 2023.”
Michael Zorc’s words should finally put an end to what has been a long drawn saga involving Sancho, with reports heavily linking him with a move to Manchester United.
Borussia Dortmund had no intentions of selling their star man this summer, and were only willing to part ways with him for 120 million euros. The Premier League side failed to make an offer before today’s deadline, and now Michael Zorc has confirmed that Sancho will be playing at the Signal Iduna Park next season.
Zorc also added that Sancho signed a new contract with Borussia Dortmund last year, which saw him receive a pay rise as well as a one year extension. Another salary increase this summer is out of the question, but so is the prospect of Sancho leaving this summer.
Kicker reported in their Monday issue that Sancho will not push for a move away from Dortmund, and ‘he intends to work with the same dedication and commitment for the success of the club as before if the move fails to materialise’. The forward’s contract does not have a release clause either, as per Ruhr Nachrichten.
The 20 year old scored 20 goals and provided 20 assists in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund last season. And Dortmund fans can now breathe a sigh of relief, as he will be wearing Black and Yellow for at least another season.