5 players who struggled after leaving Borussia Dortmund

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2. Jadon Sancho

A more recent example of a Borussia Dortmund player who struggled after leaving is Jadon Sancho. The Englishman was becoming one of the finest young players in the world after he was signed from Manchester City's academy. He spent four excellent years developing with Borussia Dortmund before moving back to Manchester, this time with Man United.

This was the worst possible decision for Sancho, since his career soon took a sour turn. He put in some good performances but he was far too inconsistent. He was accused for not having the right attitude in training and ultimately fell out with Erik ten Hag. In 2024, he returned to Borussia Dortmund on loan as a player depleted of confidence. In the end, he found his scoring boots again while on loan.

Sancho went from an established England international with 23 senior caps to a player not even considered by Gareth Southgate and it is a result of joining Manchester United. Hopefully, he can get his career back on the right track.

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