Man Utd set to earn £3m from Jadon Sancho's run to Champions League final

by 24britishtvMay 8, 2024, 5 p.m. 28
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Borussia Dortmund’s shock run to the Champions League final will net Manchester United a £3m windfall due to a clause in Jadon Sancho’s loan deal.

With United facing the possibility of no European football next season, given that they are languishing in eighth in the Premier League table, any income is invaluable to new co-owners Ineos’ attempts to conduct a much-needed squad overhaul this summer.

After his public falling out with Erik ten Hag, the exiled Sancho was quickly turfed out of the Old Trafford exits as soon as the January transfer window opened, with Dortmund getting a rather favourable loan deal.

However, on top of the hastily-arranged initial £3m loan fee, there was a bonus structure based on performance and appearances, worth up to £3.4m, added to the deal.

While United won’t get all of the bonus, due to Dortmund’s poor domestic season in the Bundesliga, understands the majority of the £3.4m will be heading Ineos’ way come the end of the campaign. A Dortmund win at Wembley next month will see United due another windfall too.

In a world dominated by Financial Fair Play and Profit and Sustainability Rules, any boost of any kind, especially one United won’t have expected to be coming their way, will be welcome with revolution in the air.

Sancho helping Dortmund go this far in the tournament, with his exhilarating display in the semi-final first leg win over Paris Saint-Germain last week really catching the eye, will ensure interest only grows in a player United ideally want to cash in on fully at the end of the season.

It is understood that Sancho would be willing to give his United career another shot next season, especially if there is a new manager at the helm, given his relationship with Ten Hag is “irreparable”.

However, Ineos is keen to have a firesale of players in the summer to help raise the funds for their squad rebuild and Sancho represents one of the club’s most sellable assets, especially after his role in guiding Dortmund to Europe’s showpiece event. Another stellar showing at Wembley, before his loan deal is up on 30 June, will increase his value yet further – part of the reason he was sent on loan in the first place.

His display against PSG in Dortmund, where the 24-year-old completed the most take-ons in a Champions League match this season, reminded United fans what could have been, after the club splurged £70m to bring him to Old Trafford in 2021.

Consistency, however, has remained his problem back on loan at Dortmund, with the England forward only finding the net three times all season. Dortmund remain frontrunners to sign Sancho permanently in the summer nonetheless.

“Of course they are under contract with their clubs, that means we will at a specific moment get in touch and then we will see if it’s possible or not. I know that the players feel pretty welcome in Dortmund, they feel at home, especially Jadon,” Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl told TNT when asked about the prospect of signing Sancho or fellow loanee Ian Maatsen permanently.

“I think it was a quite good decision to take them. But again, this is something for the future.”

Back where he made his name, Sancho certainly seems a world away from the player sent to train with the United academy kids after falling out with Ten Hag back in September last year.

After the victory in Paris, he was in the middle of the celebrations, leading the Borussia squad in a rendition of “Someone Like You” by Adele. His first choice, it would appear, is to remain in Germany.

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