The biggest star of the Manchester City Academy is moving to Germany. Attacker Jadon Sancho is set to join Borussia Dortmund on a permanent transfer, according to Gary Jacob of the Times and Jack Pitt-Brooke of the Independent.
Jadon Sancho to Dortmund agreed in principle, City have successfully priced him out of PL move. Story: https://t.co/NVNAlsXOgs— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) August 31, 2017
Ever since they learned that Sancho rejected a professional contract and started missing training sessions to force a move away from the Etihad, City have made an effort to avoid losing Sancho to a Premier League club. Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United showed strong interest in the player, but City made the negotiations “almost impossible” according to the Independent’s report.
Dortmund had to fight off interest from RB Leipzig, which they did successfuly, and according to the Independent Dortmund and City have agreed a fee in excess of the €210,000 City would be due through FIFA rules.
The deal could be announced as early as today, and City might regret not giving Sancho a chance in the first team. At least we won’t see him playing for another top Premier League club.