Manchester United are now hoping to see Saudi Arabian interest in Jadon Sancho revived come the January transfer window.
United looked to have landed an absolute superstar when Jadon Sancho arrived from Borussia Dortmund in 2021.
50 goals and 64 assists in 137 games for Dortmund had made Sancho one of the top attacking talents in European football.
United chased him for a long time and finally snapped him up in a huge £73million deal, sparking real excitement around Old Trafford.
Sadly, United are now left hoping that a mega-rich club from the Middle East can take Sancho away from the club…
Manchester United hoping for Jadon Sancho to Saudi Arabia
The Mirror now report that United are ‘hoping’ to see renewed interest from clubs in Saudi Arabia come January.
It’s suggested that Sancho had interest from Saudi Arabia in September with Steven Gerrard’s Al-Ettifaq interested.
United wanted a loan with £45million obligation to buy and Al-Ettifaq backed away.
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Sancho is now thought to be absolutely finished at United even if he apologises to boss Erik ten Hag.
The pair have had a very public falling out and Sancho has been banished from the first-team picture at United since the defeat to Arsenal in September.
United are now trying to find a suitor for Sancho in January and seemingly feel that Saudi Arabia is the best route.
Sancho exit may be complicated in January
It’s probably best for everybody that Sancho moves on.
The winger needs playing time and it’s pretty clear that he isn’t going to get it under Ten Hag.
However, recent reports suggest that Sancho only wants a loan move as he thinks he can still salvage his United career.
That would depend on Ten Hag being sacked, something we can’t really see happening, and Sancho’s stance could complicate an exit.
A permanent Saudi Arabian move may not be in Sancho’s dreams whilst a return to Borussia Dortmund has been played down.
We still have a while to go until the January window but where Sancho ends up come February is anybody’s guess.