Jadon Sancho will not be joining the Saudi Pro League despite links pointing that way which came out this afternoon.

The 23-year-old had been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in recent days after his falling out with Erik ten Hag.

The winger has seen his name linked with moves to both the Turkish Super Lig and the Saudi Pro League.

However despite the interest, the Saudi window closes tonight leaving little time for a deal to be completed.

Therefore the potential deal is no more which leaves the forward in a tricky situation.

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Ornstein on Sancho

According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Sancho won’t be making the move to Saudi Arabia after all.

This comes despite heavy suggestion that a move was on the cards.

Manchester United were likely not too keen on loaning the winger out, as performing in Saudi wouldn’t really raise his value at all.

But interestingly, Ornstein does mention that Sancho is ‘admired’ in Saudi Arabia, however despite this the move won’t be happening before tonight’s deadline.

Why this is good for United

Losing Sancho at this stage wouldn’t be a smart or ideal situation for United given the current injury crisis and the Antony situation.

However it will be interesting for the club to know that Sancho is admired by the Pro League, and could therefore potentially be viewing that as a future destination possibly.

This would only happen following the arrival of a replacement at the club, but a potential future big fee for Sancho would be welcomed given he has effectively shot himself in the foot under Ten Hag.

This gives United time to evaluate their situation and to see what happens around Antony before making a decision as numbers are already short.

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