Sancho’s transfer to United did not go through because of Dortmund’s exorbitant price tag.
Now, however, their CEO claims that the fee was just mentioned by the media.
In response to Jadon Sancho’s failed move in the summer, Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told Kicker: “The alleged transfer fee often mentioned in the media never existed in reality.
“And if you get a signal at some point that a large part of the amount offered will only be paid in a few years, it will finally be a pure theoretical discussion.”
We wonder if Sancho’s solitary goal in 12 Bundesliga appearances has now caused Watzke to make all sorts of public statements? First, he hinted that the 20-year-old’s dip in form could be because of the failed summer move to Manchester United – and now, this.
Perhaps Watzke has just woken up from a long slumber (we don’t blame him, 2020 was pretty f***ed up), but everyone is aware of the massive €120m valuation they refused to budge from.
Watzke’s comment about receiving the payment ‘in a few years’ is also false – United had offered a deal that would be split in instalments but, of course, Dortmund turned that down as well.