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Chelsea target Jadon Sancho ‘worth £118m

Tuesday, 11 February 2020


Any clubs interested in signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer will have to be prepared to cough up one of the biggest transfer fees in football history.

That’s according to German football reporter Kevin Hatchard, who believes the England winger is easily worth €140million (£118m) ahead of the next transfer window.

This fee would make him the most expensive English player in history, dwarfing Harry Maguire’s £78.3m move to Manchester United last summer.

Jadon Sancho is scoring and assisting for fun in Germany and shows no sign of stopping
It would also make the 19-year-old the fourth most expensive player ever, after Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Philippe Coutinho.

But Hatchard insists Sancho is worth such a huge fee, hailing the England international as ‘one of the most exciting players in Europe’.

“He’s an absolute stone-cold superstar,” he told The Sports Bar. “You look just before Christmas, he was turning up late to things and he was sanctioned by the club numerous times for not behaving the way they would want.

“He could have sulked, pushed for a move, basically thrown his toys out of the pram – but he didn’t do that at all.

“He actually said, ‘I’m going to be leader, I’m going to score goals and make goals’, and he been playing lights-out week after week after week.

“I think England have one of the most exciting players in Europe on their hands and when we get to the Euros he’ll be one of the most dangerous attacking players at the tournament.”

Sancho has been absolutely flying for Dortmund this season.

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He shares a record with Lionel Messi as the first two players in Europe’s top five leagues to reach double figures in both goals and assists this term.

Sancho was first to the landmark with 12 goals and 14 assists in the league for Dortmund so far, while Messi took his tally to 14 strikes and 11 assists after setting up three goals in Barcelona’s 3-2 comeback win over Real Betis last Sunday.

The English flyer only signed a new contract back in October last year, which boosted his wages to around £190,000-a-week and runs until 2022.

But Hatchard believes Dortmund will definitely cash in at the end of the season if the price is right, with reports claiming Chelsea are interested in the boyhood Blues fan.

Asked about Sancho’s future in Germany, Hatchard added: “I think he will leave Dortmund at the end of the season, that’s been the perceived wisdom for quite some time.

 “Even though he enjoys playing alongside Marco Reus, and Erling Braut Haaland has gone there and they’ve struck up a relationship already – they seem to get on pretty well on and off the pitch – I do think he’ll move.

“The finances for Dortmund make sense; we’ve seen them do that with Ousmane Dembele, they will sell players on if they get the right price for them

“The Premier League is a possibility and I think Chelsea would be interested and he’s got a soft spot for them.

“Personally I think if somebody bid in the region of €140m, I think that’s a fair price.

“If you look at what players go for now, and at the fact Dortmund agreed a new contract with him and that several clubs will go for him, I don’t think €140m is unreasonable.”
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