JiLiHOT Daily, October 11th, Foreign Telegraph. In recent days, there have been reports in the English Premier League that due to the lack of progress in the relationship between Sancho and Ten Hag, the Red Devils are set to put Sancho up for sale in January.
Currently, there are few takers for this once highly valued young talent. The prodigious talent, once worth over 100 million euros, has fallen from grace. Since joining Manchester United, his market value in the Transfermarkt has plummeted to just 32 million euros. It could be said that Manchester United’s successive managers have been unable to find his instruction manual, or perhaps he is no longer the “Dortmund Twin Star” he once was. Sancho’s journey to this point tells a story that can be pieced together from his behavior.
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Jadon Sancho began his career in the Watford academy, and in 2015, he transferred to the Manchester City academy. Alongside Phil Foden and Brahim Díaz, he was referred to as one of Manchester City’s three young talents and was a highly anticipated rising star in the Premier League at the time. From the academy to various youth teams, Sancho showcased his talent but also squandered it.
Perhaps fame came too early, and his attitude began to waver. He began to accumulate records of tardiness and early departures, displayed a lackadaisical attitude in training, and eventually, Pep Guardiola gave up on him. In 2017, Borussia Dortmund brought him back for 20.59 million euros.
Dortmund is renowned for nurturing young talents, and modern superstars like Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham have emerged from their ranks. The fact that Sancho was selected by Borussia Dortmund indicated that he still had potential. Any player with exceptional talent would be wholeheartedly developed into a core player by Dortmund before being sold to other top clubs.
Sancho lived up to expectations, delivering impressive statistics of 20 goals and 10 assists in consecutive seasons. When Dortmund put him on the transfer market, he became a highly sought-after commodity.
Although both Manchester clubs, Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid, and others were keen on signing him, Dortmund’s asking price of 120 million euros proved to be a deterrent. One season later, Manchester United announced the signing of Sancho for 85 million euros, and his performance in the 2021-22 season was still commendable.
According to JiLiHOT Daily reports, Sancho, after joining Manchester United, provided data of 7 goals and 3 assists in his first two seasons. This season, he has only played for 76 minutes without any contribution. He not only maintained his lackadaisical attitude in training but also played it safe on the field, failing to pose a threat to the goal. A forward who cannot threaten the goal is clearly not deserving of significant playing time. While Manchester United’s past managers have given him opportunities, Sancho has failed to impress in various positions.
Now, it is reported that he has openly clashed with manager Ten Hag. Despite attempts by teammates to persuade him, his attitude remains unchanged. Manchester United has decided to put him up for sale early, and all this cause and effect can be traced back to his attitude, making it even more challenging for him to find a new club.