Borussia Dortmund will listen to “exceptional offers” for Jadon Sancho but are planning to keep Erling Haaland for next season. According to the club’s CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke, Jadon Sancho has been with us much longer than Erling Haaland.
Watzke is only further confirming previous reports, wherein the club allegedly prioritized Haaland over Sancho.
He claims Dortmund haven’t given any thought to selling the Norwegian.
“We do not have a parallel plan. We will discuss this with Erling, his father and his agent Mino Raiola,” Watzke told Goal and DAZN.
He added: “We also want him to be happy to stay with us, to score goals for BVB next year with conviction. There is no alternative plan.”
However, he does admit that Sancho could end up leaving if they receive a suitable bid when the market reopens.
He was asked whether Haaland and Sancho will both still be on Dortmund’s books in 2021-22; and Watzke responded: “I’m not getting involved in probabilities, it’s no good.”
Per Watzke, “Jadon Sancho has been with us much longer than Erling Haaland. We’ll have to speak to Jadon too.
“If there is an exceptional offer we will discuss it with the player and the agent, as always.”
“Nonetheless, I am very sure that the transfer market will only run to a very limited extent this summer,” he concluded.
“Especially at the really big clubs you can see what kind of wounds coronavirus has inflicted, and they are not small ones that heal within two weeks.”