Erik Ten Hag’s falling out with winger Jadon Sancho shows no signs of healing, as the England international forward refuses to apologise to the Dutchman and Ten Hag has effectively frozen the player out of his first-team plans. The former Borussia Dortmund and Man City starlet struggled to reproduce the form that made him one of Europe’s most prodigious talents in the Bundesliga and now looks set for an early exit out of Old Trafford.
Italy could be Sancho’s next location, as Juventus have moved into pole position to secure the player on a loan deal in January. That being said, it is also understood that AC Milan hope to add another Englishman to their squad, joining Fikayo Tomori and Ruben Loftus-Cheek at the San Siro, but Milan are only interested in bringing in Sancho on a temporary basis. Juve are weighing up a loan package with a view to a permanent move in the summer. Both sides are ready to pay £1.5 million to bring Sancho on loan for the remainder of the season and are hoping a deal can be agreed in the first week of the January transfer window.
A report this week indicated that Sancho had been removed from the player’s WhatsApp group, indicating that Ten Hag sees no future for the 23-year-old while he is at the club.
Sancho started his career playing for Watford from 2007-2015, before a move north to Man City followed. Manchester City let the youngster depart for Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth £8 million, and just four years later a transfer to United beckoned. Despite scoring 38 league goals in 104 games for Borussia Dortmund, that form was not replicated at United. 9 goals in the Premier League in 58 appearances during a difficult transition period at United that saw Cristiano Ronaldo depart, was apparently not enough for Sancho. The player has been training on his own for two months. Ten Hag has not offered the player a route or a return to the first-team.
Saudi duo Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal are apparently monitoring Sancho’s situation, but the player, who hopes to force his way back into the England national side for the first time since 2021, is not interested in a transfer to the Middle East. Al-Hilal reportedly want Sancho as a temporary replacement for Neymar, who has a long-term injury. If a move to Saudi Arabia does follow, there are plenty of streaming options to watch Sancho in action in the Middle East for fans who want to see if the youngster can reproduce his form in Germany and potentially a surprise second chance at United.