According to Fabrizio Romano, Man Utd are close to finalising terms for Sancho to return to Borussia Dortmund on loan until the end of the season but there is no option to buy in the deal as United believe Sancho’s value is “unrealistic” after being banished from the first team by Erik ten Hag.
Romano goes on to add that they will reassess his next steps at the end of his stint with BVB. The Red Devils will be hoping he can impress while out on loan and attract more lucrative offers in the summer and beyond.
It is a similar situation for Greenwood, who is being tracked by multiple top European clubs while out on loan at Getafe. According to the Sun, the Spanish side have informed Man Utd that they are willing to make the deal permanent in January while Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, and Real Madrid are all monitoring his progress.
But despite Getafe reportedly insisting they will pay £40m for the Carrington academy graduate, Man Utd are choosing to remain patient. There is a collective feeling at the club that both players can sell for more money in the summer if required.
This will certainly be the case for Sancho if he can replicate the type of form at Borussia Dortmund that saw Man Utd fork out £73m for his services in the summer of 2021. At the time, Sancho was a regular addition to the England national team and was among the best players in the Bundesliga.
But since joining Man Utd Sancho’s form has rapidly declined and he is now deemed surplus to requirements at the club after a social media bust-up with his manager. He has not played for United since August 26 and has been training away from the rest of the squad since September.
Dortmund are keen for Sancho to join them on their mid-season warm-weather training camp in Marbella. The German side are scheduled to play in friendly matches against AZ Alkmaar and Standard Liege before resuming their league campaign at Darmstadt.