Report: Borussia Dortmund may be able to seal Jadon Sancho deal for a cut-fee this summer

According to reports from Bild, Manchester United are allegedly willing to part ways with Jadon Sancho for a lower fee than initially suspected.
Borussia Dortmund v PSV - UEFA Champions League
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Borussia Dortmund came away with a win in the UEFA Champions League this week against PSV Eindhoven, with Manchester United loanee Jadon Sancho helping pave the way for said victory by scoring his second consecutive goal for the club. Sancho's performances have slowly begun to be reminiscent of the player that Dortmund saw leave for Manchester back in the summer of 2021.

Since his arrival at Dortmund in January, there have been calls from all corners for patience regarding the English winger. His time at Manchester United was marred by a lack of playing time, and frankly speaking a lack of understanding from multiple managers on how to help the player succeed in his new environment. This culminated to the player having a very public falling out with current United head coach Erik ten Hag. This resulted in complete banishment from the team, and the lack of playing time was evident in some of Sancho's early performances post return.

Given the patience he's needed however, Sancho has begun to rediscover much of what made him such a beloved player at Dortmund, and the goal against PSV, and Werder Bremen prior, are the fruits of his and Dortmund's efforts. He's still got some ways to go in terms of making sure he can remain consistent, but these perfromances give hope that he can certainly get to the level he needs to be at while at the Westfalenstadion.

According to reports brought to the fore by Bild, Sancho's uptick in form has also coincided with the possibility that Dortmund's prospects of retaining him long term could be more realistic than previously expected. Manchester United are allegedly willing to see Sancho leave for a fee between 35 and 40 million euros.

Such a fee could be a feasible transfer for Dortmund, as they have spent sums in this range in the past. This would of course still be closer to the upper limit, if not the outright record fee Dortmund have ever spent on a player, which would mean that to warrant such a fee, Sancho would have to keep up a high level of contribution for the rest of the season.

Even if Dortmund end up not agreeing a fee with Manchester United right away, there is of course the prospect of yet another year on loan the club would wish to explore, as has been covered previously. The reported fee(s) however are far more feasible for Dortmund than previously expected and therefore make the possibility of a long term Sancho deal plausible, especially if he continues to impress.

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Dortmund is set to have record earnings this season, both because of the fact that the club have qualified for the 2025 Club World Cup in the United States, as well as secured their place in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. If Sancho can help Dortmund secure a place in next year's Champions League as well, he may give the club the means to fund a permanent return to the club where he was once touted to be a future superstar.