English Bundesliga

The Coronavirus Sting: Can Dortmund hang onto Sancho for at least another year?

It is already easily conceivable that Borussia Dortmund will have their hands full having to deal with the flurry of Jadon Sancho negotiations in the transfer market this summer despite the club not eager to lose one of their star players – the other being Erling Haaland – but there’s a slim chance they might be able to keep hold onto him for perhaps another year at best. It is highly inconceivable and improbable that Sancho would want to stay back any longer at Dortmund as he would be apt to strike while the hammer is hot and he is already sizzling hot now with no slgns of slowing down at all.

Now with the football season in Europe currently suspended and in turmoil with the possibility of being called off completely for the immediately forseeable future, a lot of doubts have been cast over the immediate and long term impacts the suspension and postponements will further wreak on the entire football conundrum. Already for sure one major part of the football world that would be directly impacted, and certainly not in a benign way, is the transfer market and each club’s ability to transact in the summer.

For each day that there’s no football played, Clubs and Leagues are already suffering the loss of millions daily. Should this situation persist, additional significant revenues would be lost and that would definitely inhibit the ability and propensity of clubs to spend on new acquisitions on the transfer market. And this is right where the Jadon Sancho scenario and transfer discussion come into play.

It has been hotly remoured that Sancho is widely expected to be leaving the Bundesliga this summer. However with clubs being heavily drained of revenue with the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s invariably going to be much harder for those who are courting him to meet the costly transfer fee that his club bosses would demand for his release. Sancho has even at this young age attained world-breaking transfer fee potential, and despite not at the level of Neymar’s €222 million market value, he will still cost considerably more than the €145 million Dortmund got for Dembele.

A high transfer fee in that region could be pretty stifling for clubs caught in the downward spiral of financial turbulence. According to BILD, even the majority of affluent English clubs might find it a struggle to meet Borussia Dortmund’s asking price for Sancho.

This in turn could be really encouraging news to Borussia Dortmund bosses who would then be able to continue keeping one of the best prospects in Europe in their fold as Sancho is in the midst of evolving into a true-blue superstar with the sky as the limit. The unstoppable youngster is in the midst of a ridiculously zany season with 14 goals and 16 assists through 23 games and he has a valid opportunity to realistically add more to his tally in the Bundesliga.

Another full-fledged season combining the insane talents and saddle-burning performances of Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland in the Bundesliga would certainly augur well for Borussia Dortmund and definitely enhance their League title hopes and also their next season’s Champions League chances.

Truly, the sky’s the limit.