Borussia Dortmund keen on loan move for Amad
There is a new suitor in the race to sign Amad on loan from Manchester United.
Sky Germany report Dortmund would like to strike a loan move for Amad, but are aware United may rather send him to an English club.
In recent days Amad has been linked with a Championship move, with The Mail reporting Derby County are keen.
What is best for Amad?
United will be tempted to tell Dortmund to stick their enquiry, considering the difficulties the German side presented over the long pursuit of Jadon Sancho.
On the other hand, such a blunt response could be counter-productive, considering United may want to sign Jude Bellingham and Erling Haaland from Dortmund in the near future.
Loaning them Amad may even help with relations and pay off down the line, but United have to make a decision for the player’s benefit, and not from a strategic perspective.
The option of loaning him to Dortmund is tempting. Jadon Sancho developed as a star in the Bundesliga, and the side have a strong track record of developing talent.
United may be haunted by a poor loan experienced by Adnan Januzaj at Dortmund, but this was a long time ago now and should not be a factor.
Earlier in the season United were close to loaning Amad to Feyenoord before the move fell through due to injury.
The option to send him to a Championship club is a risky one, considering the physical nature of the league and the fact Amad still seems quite brittle in terms of his frame and body type.
By the same token, Amad can use this loan to prove he can cut it in the rough and tumble of English football, and show these concerns are unjustified. A foreign loan can still be on the table next season if it does not work out.
If Amad succeeds at a Championship club on loan, it will drastically boost his United prospects for 2022/23, and that has to be the prime objective.
A loan at Dortmund could be great, but Amad will still have to shown he can cut it in English football, a challenge Sancho himself is still adjusting to in his first season at Old Trafford.
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