Borussia Dortmund director Hans Joachim Watzke has revealed that Manchester United have completely misjudged the situation and transfer saga involving Jadon Sancho. The clubs negotiated a transfer during the summer months with United being unable to reach an agreement for a transfer. Dortmund now reveal that they were willing to sell Sancho, but only on their own terms.
Watzke insists that United could have landed their top target if they met Dortmund’s asking price. “[They] misjudged the situation,” the Dortmund director told ZDF Sports. “We would be more willing to compromise. We had a clear line and will continue to do so next summer. In this industry, you can never say that a player is completely unsellable.”
Quizzed on Sancho’s future, Watzke added: “I heard and read everywhere in the spring that Sancho was gone. But he’s [still] here. We had an agreement with him and it didn’t look like [he would leave].” Man United could be facing competition for Sancho next summer as he has also been linked with a move to Liverpool.