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Jadon Sancho: Borussia Dortmund chief insists England midfielder will not move this summer

By CJ Smith

Published: 18:16, 30 April 2019

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has categorically ruled out a summer move for Jadon Sancho.

The 19-year-old has had a breakout season in the Bundesliga, providing more assists (14) and completing more dribbles (99) than any other player in the division as Dortmund go toe-to-toe with Bayern Munich for the title.

Sancho to stay put? Five key things to know…

  1. Sancho has provided 14 assists in the league this season, more than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues.
  2. The 19-year-old’s form has helped Dortmund go toe-to-toe with Bayern at the top of the table.
  3. Gareth Southgate has also recognised his ability, handing him four senior England caps so far.
  4. As a result of his performances, Sancho has often been linked with moves to Man Utd and Real Madrid.
  5. But Dortmund’s sporting director, Michael Zorc, has insisted Sancho remains in their plans for next season.

This form helped Sancho win his first senior call-up for England, with Gareth Southgate handing the former Man City youngster four caps so far.

Manchester United and Real Madrid were among the European giants linked with a move for Sancho but Zorc has now issued a clear hands-off warning, insisting he is firmly in Dortmund’s plans for next season.

“No, we did not receive anything [an offer],” he told Sky Sports, as reported by Goal

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“We do not expect anything and we do not want anything, because he is in our plans. He will play for Borussia Dortmund next season. Nobody needs to get in touch.”

Zorc has been busy recently, shutting down rumours of a potential transfer for Sancho and just last month stated: “I’m far from putting a price tag on Jadon, but I will say that, even for the biggest club in the world, his transfer would be difficult right now.”

“The Nations League is coming up” – Sancho fires cheeky warning to Van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk won the PFA’s Player of the Year award recently having been involved in 19 clean sheets in the Premier League this season, while no player has managed to dribble past him during that time.

And while Sancho has admitted Van Dijk is ‘one of the world’s best defenders’, he has sent a tongue-in-cheek warning that he intends to beat him at this summer’s Uefa Nations League finals. England face the Netherlands in the semi-final, with the winner facing either Portugal or Switzerland in the inaugural final.

“Nations League is coming up,” Sancho joked to Sky Sports.

“I’ve been watching a lot of Premier League games and I’ve seen him. He’s a great defender. ‘He shows his ability on the pitch and that’s why he’s probably one of the best defenders in the world right now.”