Hans-Joachim Watzke insists Jadon Sancho’s suitors ‘misjudged’ the whole situation as he discusses the player’s long-drawn transfer saga.
There was no shortage of rumors and speculations during the recently concluded transfer window but one story that dominated the headlines was Manchester United’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho.
Man United spent almost the entirety of the summer window attempting to lure one of Bundesliga‘s biggest stars to Old Trafford.
It is understood that the Red Devils remained reluctant to match the talented winger’s €120 million price tag. With Dortmund also resolved on only accepting the said amount in full, a deal could not be finalized.
Looking at the current state of the market, a time when financial crises prevail, Man Utd’s decision of not making a heavy investment can be justified.
Reflecting on the long-drawn transfer saga, Hans-Joachim Watzke suggests Man United could have signed Sancho had Dortmund’s demands been met.
The BVB CEO told ZDF Sport: “[They] misjudged the situation. We would be more willing to compromise. We had a clear line and will continue to do so next summer.
“In this industry, you can never say that a player is completely unsellable.”
Watzke was then asked if BVB could possibly continue to enjoy the services of their prized asset for at least one more season.
“I heard and read everywhere in the spring that Sancho was gone. But he’s here,” he responded. “We had an agreement with him and it didn’t look like that.”