There is no date set yet for the resumption of the Premier League. In Germany, plans appear more advanced.
Reports in the country have touted May 9 as a return date for Bundesliga football.
DW.com report the date is, ‘definitely possible’, following encouragement from leading politicians in Germany.
One of these is the Mayor of North Rhine-Westphalia, the region where Borussia Dortmund are situated. All matches would take place without fans in attendance.
This has interest from a Manchester United perspective, with all eyes on Dortmund’s star man Jadon Sancho. The club’s players returned to training in small groups on March 30.
Important he stays fit
From United’s perspective, it wouldn’t be a bad scenario if the Bundesliga season was cancelled.
We do not want a situation where Sancho returns, and picks up an injury, which would either delay, complicate, or even rule out his proposed summer transfer move to Old Trafford.
The Mail report how Premier League doctors have warned how players risk serious muscular injuries if a condensed schedule is created to try and rush the season through to completion.
Sancho could also add some value to his price tag, or simply keep it as high as possible by coming back and hitting form.
Already this season Sancho has a staggering 17 goals and 17 assists.
Latest report encouraging
A report in The Sun this week claimed the finer points of Sancho’s personal terms have been agreed upon.
It is reported that Sancho’s wages, contract length and bonuses have all been agreed upon with Manchester United.
Crucially though, there is no agreement yet with Borussia Dortmund, who are determined to hold out for close to £100 million.
They are unlikely to want to sell before the Bundesliga season is complete either, so United will have to wait.
The only bonus is that we may be able to watch him in action very soon. Just please don’t get injured.
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