Jadon Sancho kept out of Manchester United and Man City’s clutches with triple pay-rise at Borussia Dortmund
JADON SANCHO has been kept out of Man United and Man City’s grasp for the time being after TRIPLING his wages in his new contract.
Acccording to German publication Bild, the wonderkid is now valued at £40million after agreeing a long-term extension with the German outfit earlier this month.
Sancho has scored four and assisted six in just three league startsAP:Associated Press
Jadon Sancho is one home-grown star to quit the Prem for GermanyAFP
The English whizz-kid has lit up the Bundesliga this term and merited an improved contract from the German league leaders.
He has scored five goals and assisted eight this season.
And his latest feat saw him become the second youngest English goalscorer in the Champions League after netting against Atletico Madrid last week.
The new contract will cool interest from Premier League clubs who are thinking of snapping up the 18-year-old.
The 18-year-old made his England debut this monthPA:Press Association
Yesterday, SunSport reported that Man United moved to 2/1 to sign the tricky winger.
However, Bild have reported that the new England international’s wages have tripled and he is now earning £2.7million a year.
Bild wrote: “For a player of this quality, that is still a mega-bargain.
“It is also thanks to Sancho that Dortmund are top of the league.”
Man City boss Pep Guardiola said he wouldn’t rule out a move for the forward but stressed it would be very difficult for him to return.
He said: “”I don’t know, in football you never say no, but I don’t know. I think when he decided to move on from here it is because he doesn’t want to be here.
Man City boss Guardiola didn’t rule out a move for the starReuters
“When he doesn’t want to be here I think he’s not looking forward to coming back here.
“That is what I think right now. Maybe in the future – new club, new managers – but I don’t know.
“We know what we have done with Jadon. We did absolutely everything and he decided to move on to Germany so all the best.”
Jadon Sancho scored twice last weekend for BVB to maintain top spot in the BundesligaReuters
BVB sporting director Michael Zorc also believes the youngster will stay in Germany for some time.
He said: “I’m pretty sure that Jadon will be playing for us for some time, and I have my reasons for that.”
Bild also revealed that Sancho is performing better than Ousmane Dembele did at BVB.
Sancho’s top speed has clocked in at 34.6km/h compared to Dembele’s 34.3km/h.
The England winger is also scoring with every 1.3 attempts he has on goal while his ex-team-mate needed an average of 9.2 attempts before hitting the net.
Sancho scored twice on the weekend as BVB drew to Hertha Berlin.
Their next fixture is against Union Berlin is today at 17.45 in the DFB Cup.
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