The Former Manchester City man made the move to Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund two summers ago, with playing regular first-team football being the attractive proposition for the young England man.
With his impressive debut season with BVB, Sancho has certainly pricked the ears up of many of Europe’s elite including that of Man City’s rivals Man United in his second season.
Solskjaer was said to be readying a 100m bid for Sancho, to help solve United’s right wing conundrum. However, since the Red Devils have failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League via a top-four spot for the third time in the post Fergie era – this looks unlikely.
This could hugely dent any potential targets United want, with them going into what is arguably their biggest transfer window to date. If United’s transfer policy is to change, and actually recruit well instead of throwing money at big named players in a bid to hope they gel together – targets like Sancho could be out of bounds.
The Englishman has had a season to remember following his move to Germany, a bold move for a young man of 17 at the time. He has seen himself called up to make his international debut for England under Gareth Southgate after his 12 goals and 19 assists across all competitions, have helped Dortmund push Bayern Munich close in this years title race.
The 72m rated winger has strong passing and dribbling skills, alongside his ability to find the back of the net on a regular occasion there’s no wonder he’s one of Europe’s hottest properties. Sancho’s move abroad in hindsight looks like it was the right move for him and hopefully, it has opened the door for more Englishmen to pluck up the courage to do likewise.
However, if Sancho does make the move to the red side of Manchester, it would be a kick in the teeth for the blue side that let him go a couple of years ago.