There continues to be speculation over Jadon Sancho’s future after he was ruled out of Dortmund’s German Super Cup squad.

Dortmund say Sancho has a ‘respiratory infection’, which is not covid-19.

Now Sancho may be genuinely ill. But the timing of this is suspicious amid speculation from The Guardian among others that United are stepping up interest.

What makes this interesting is that Sancho has form for this. reported in 2017 that Sancho claimed illness while trying to force an exit from Manchester City.

The report read: “The 17-year-old England youth international wants to leave the Blues and has not been turning up for training in recent weeks, insisting he is sick.”

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Sancho had already visited Dortmund’s training ground with a view to a move, and ended up forcing an exit to the German club.

There would be a delicious slice of irony if Dortmund were on the receiving end of this treatment from the England international.


Sancho has kept his thoughts on the saga private, but the MEN reported back in August that he was keen on a move.

Dortmund have consistently insisted on a fee of £108 million for the winger.

The Mail report United are unwilling to pay this figure, while also denying claims that the Red Devils had a bid turned down.

Moves for various replacements are being considered, with Ousmane Dembele and Ismaila Sarr among the names in the mix.

Sancho though could be taking this into his own hands.

Perhaps he’s genuinely ill. But this is a big coincidence. All will become clear soon enough. The deadline to sign him passes on Monday at 11pm.

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