Juventus is reportedly in talks with Manchester United over a potential January transfer for Jadon Sancho, as per the insights of transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
The situation around Sancho at Man Utd has grown increasingly tense since his fallout with manager Erik ten Hag in early September. Following a dispute over training practices, which led to Sancho’s exclusion from the team in a match against Arsenal, tensions escalated when Sancho publicly defended his actions, contradicting Ten Hag’s criticisms.
Since then, Sancho has been training separately from the main Man Utd squad, as Ten Hag awaits an apology. However, Sancho maintains his stance, making an apology seem unlikely.
Fabrizio Romano recently indicated that Sancho’s future under Ten Hag appears bleak, with a January departure from the club looking almost certain.
While The Telegraph hinted at a potential move for Sancho to the Saudi Pro League, it’s believed that Sancho, at 23, would prefer to continue his career in Europe.
In this context, Juventus has emerged as a possible destination. The club’s sporting director, Cristiano Giuntoli, was in London for discussions with several Premier League clubs. While initially focused on Tottenham’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, it’s now revealed by SOS Fanta that Giuntoli’s agenda also included initiating talks for Sancho’s move to Juventus.
During his meeting with Manchester United executives, Giuntoli sought to understand the prerequisites for a deal involving Sancho. This meeting has enabled Juventus to consider a more definitive move for the former Borussia Dortmund star.
Romano, through a post on X (formerly known as Twitter), confirmed these developments, noting Juventus’s recent inquiry about the Sancho deal.
Juventus is currently considering a loan move for Sancho, with Manchester United bearing part of his £250,000-a-week salary. Given their limited budget for transfers and wages, compared to Man Utd, Juventus might need to enhance their offer if they are to compete with interest from Saudi clubs. Romano mentions that discussions between Juventus and Man Utd have not yet progressed to negotiations, as United awaits offers for a permanent transfer.
Ten Hag, having decided not to include Sancho in his plans, is keen on a permanent transfer for the player. For Juventus to secure Sancho, they would need to convert their loan interest into a substantial permanent offer, a challenging but potentially rewarding endeavor.
The successful transfer of Sancho in January would alleviate one of Ten Hag’s current challenges at Manchester United.