With English forward, Jadon Sancho still firmly out in the cold at Manchester United following a season-long rift with Dutch head coach, Erik ten Hag, Italian side, Juventus have emerged as the favorites with the bookies to sign the winger, particularly in a loan deal ahead of the January transfer window opening.
Sancho, who has been sidelined from United’s side since featuring for half an hour in a come-from-behind win over Nottingham Forrest back in August in just the third match of the season, is expected to be thrown from the side ahead of the opening of the January transfer window, amid reported interest from Juventus, as well as Premier League side, Chelsea, and the Saudi Pro League.
In the midst of a continued fall out with former Ajax manager, ten Hag reportedly due to a lack of application in training ahead of a September trip to Arsenal, as well as repeated tardiness to team meetings, Sancho has been cast into exile from the first team and reserves, training with one-to-one coaches and utilizing underage facilities at both United’s Carrington training ground.
And amid uncertainly regarding a swooping for 25% of the club from an INEOS backed bid from British billionaire, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, and the exit for chief executive, Richard Arnold, reports have suggested ten Hag will be forced to settle his differences with 23-year-old winger, Sancho.
However, with the January transfer window looming, Italian Serie A side, Juventus have emerged as 3/1 betting favorites on a host of sites – including Hungarian betting websites to sign the former Borussia Dortmund starlet.
Prior to the slamming shut of the summer transfer window in August, a potential late move to the Saudi Pro League was reportedly shunned by Sancho and his team, despite numerous enquiries from teams in the gulf state.
Furthermore, along with a potential venture to Italy in a bid to revive his faltering career, a return to his native London with Mauricio Pochettino’s led, Chelsea has also been mooted recently, with the Stamford Bridge side 6/1 outsiders to sign the England international ahead of Euro 2024.
Limited to just half an hour against the above-mentioned, Nottingham Forrest in August, prior salvos of 22 minutes in an opening day win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, and a 24 spell in a dismal result on the road against Tottenham Hotspur, Sancho’s time in England since his return from Germany has been less than mesmerizing as once was.
Another potential option for the wideman creator comes in the form of a move in some form back to Dortmund, where he initially caught the eyes of attractors across Europe’s top leagues, however, the Bundesliga club are said to lack both the transfer kitty or wage structure suitable to finance any deal for their former star.
Enjoying a hugely-successful spell in Germany in a side containing Manchester City striker, Erling Haaland, Sancho’s best season for BVB saw him score 20 goals in a single season from either flank when utilized, including an impressive 17 efforts in the league to boot.