Jadon Sancho happy to help ‘special young players’ develop at Dortmund

Jadon Sancho happy to help ‘special young players’ develop at Dortmund

Jadon Sancho has cast further doubt on a move to Manchester United by expressing his enjoyment at helping some of his fellow young players develop at Borussia Dortmund.

Sancho has been heavily linked with a move to United having agreed personal terms on a basic salary of around £250,000 a week. But a return to England for the 20-year-old Manchester City youth product was put in doubt after Dortmund, sporting director, Michael Zorc insisted he would not be sold this summer, and the player himself has now suggested he is content to remain in Germany for another season at least.

“I love playing with this lot. It’s a special bunch. We’ve got some special young players coming up,” said Sancho having played the first 45 minutes of Dortmund’s 6-0 pre-season victory over Austrian side SCR Altach alongside the likes of Erling Haaland, Gio Reyna and Jude Bellingham, the 17-year-old who arrived from Birmingham City for £22.5m last month.

“I’m really happy to share the pitch with them and guide them. I joined when I was 17, some of the lads are the same age. I’ve been there and done that. I can guide them in what’s good and what isn’t. I can hopefully motivate them as well.”

Sancho scored 17 league goals and set up another 16 for Dortmund last season.