Borussia Dortmund record "double-digit million" losses as Man Utd chase Sancho
Borussia Dortmund have recorded losses worth “double-digit millions” for the first time in years – boosting Manchester United’s chances of signing Jadon Sancho this summer.
The Red Devils have identified Sancho, 20, as a top target in the summer transfer window, with Paul Scholes urging his former club to sign the winger following their 2-1 defeat against Sevilla on Sunday night.
It is believed Dortmund have slapped a £100million price tag on their star man, nonetheless, which United seemingly cannot afford amid the coronavirus crisis.
They have also missed the German club’s deadline of August 10 to wrap up the deal, meaning Sancho has jetted out to Switzerland for their pre-season training camp.
However, United will be buoyed by the news that Dortmund have recorded losses in the “double-digit millions” this year.
In their annual club finance report, Dortmund have reported a deficit of -€49.7million [-£45million].
Red Devils chief Ed Woodward may be tempted to launch another offer for Sancho after hearing the news, although Hans-Joachim Watzke has suggested their asking price will not be lowered.
The Dortmund CEO said after announcing their annual deficit: “We weren't in the situation to make a transfer at any cost. Clubs noticed that too.”
Watzke also added: “We have succeeded in generating such a high level of liquidity that we can withstand this pandemic for a very long time.”
Sancho proved a crucial member of Lucien Favre’s side in the 2019/20 campaign, registering 20 goals and as many assists to help them achieve a second-place Bundesliga finish.
The England ace is not only being linked with United this summer, as reports suggest Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid are also circling.
And former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has tipped him to snub a move to Old Trafford with more clubs set to join the transfer battle next summer.
“United are an attractive proposition, one of the biggest clubs in the world with a young and exciting team,” Murphy wrote for the Daily Mail.
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“But Sancho won’t be short of suitors in his career and he’ll be aware that in a year’s time, when football finances are a bit steadier, he may have a choice that also includes Liverpool, his ‘local’ team Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
“It’s possible he may prefer to wait and weigh up his options after the Euros next summer rather than rocking the boat now by telling Dortmund he wants to leave.”
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