Jadon Sancho returns to Signal Iduna Park two and a half years after signing a permanent deal with the Red Devils for £73 million in the summer of 2021.
“Jadon Sancho, a forward for Manchester United, has rejoined his former club Borussia Dortmund on a loan deal that will last until the end of the season,” a statement from the Red Devils stated. “The England international of 23 caps leaves with our best wishes for the remainder of this season.”
During his time in Germany, Sancho established himself as one of the best emerging strikers in Europe. He won one DFB-Pokal title and one German Super Cup while playing 137 games and contributing 50 goals and 64 assists.
Sancho signed with Man United after being courted by numerous other elite European teams, but the 23-year-old hasn’t been able to duplicate his past success at Old Trafford, managing just 12 goals and 6 assists from 82 games across all competitions.
Jadon Sancho has joined BVB on loan through the rest of the current season ✍️
Sancho has been out of the first team since the beginning of September as a result of a falling out with Erik ten Hag, who left him out of the squad for their loss to Arsenal because of reported subpar training efforts.
In a forcefully worded social media statement, Sancho disputed his manager’s assertions, asserting that he had been treated as a “scapegoat” while playing for Old Trafford. It also appears that Sancho has declined to offer Ten Hag an apology.
Since the Dutchman was not going to back down, Sancho’s departure from Old Trafford became a top priority for all involved, and it was not surprise that talk of his returning to Dortmund was raised right away.
After being linked to teams in Saudi Arabia and Juventus, Sancho ultimately agreed to a short-term loan agreement with the Red Devils. This will be his second stint with BVB, and the forward will don the number 10 shirt.
“Hello BVB fans, it’s Jadon here,” the winger said in a brief video message posted on Dortmund’s social media platforms. I just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year. I’m excited to get started and am so happy to be back. I’ll see you soon, and be careful.
Dortmund are not understood to have an option or obligation to buy included as part of their agreement with Man United, meaning that Sancho is expected to return to Old Trafford at the end of the current campaign.
Though he has won one significant trophy—the EFL Cup—the former Manchester City winger is believed to still have hope for a comeback at the Theatre of Dreams, where he is under contract with Ten Hag until 2026.
With Donny van de Beek joining Eintracht Frankfurt for the remainder of the season, Sancho becomes the second Man United exile to head to the Bundesliga during the January transfer window. The Red Devils are also anticipated to send Hannibal Mejbri out on loan now that Sancho’s departure has been completed.
With a lacklustre start to the Bundesliga season, Edin Terzic’s team is currently fifth in the standings. On Saturday, Sancho may make his second club debut against SV Darmstadt 98.