A Class Apart: What Jadon Sancho Will Bring to Any Club Lucky Enough to Sign Him

Aside from all of the usual outright football betting markets that you will be able to wager on this summer, there is going to be plenty of money coming in for the various transfer window specials – and high on the list will be that of Jadon Sancho.

The Borussia Dortmund starlet continues to amaze not only with the quality of his performances but also his maturity, with the London born forward achieving a level far beyond his 20 years.

The betting market suggests that there will be an almighty battle for his signature this summer, with Manchester United odds-on but the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool not a million miles behind either.

The major stumbling block? There’s a bounty of a whopping £107 million on his head – not a bad mark-up considering Dortmund purchased him for a cool £8 million just a couple of years ago.

But most of the names linked with the 20-year-old will be only too willing to pay the price to land a marquee signing with the brightest of futures. So where will Sancho choose to go? And is he worth the money?

No Place Like Home

Of course, transfer window betting markets assume that the player actually wants to leave their present employer.

Sancho has spoken in the past of his satisfaction at Dortmund, and he surely has to be grateful for the work of their coaching team in his own development as a player.

But all young guns tend to be ambitious, and you wonder if the England international is starting to get fed up of being the bridesmaid, rather than the bride, in Germany.

As evidenced by the league table and the German Bundesliga predictions and betting tips, Dortmund remain a good way behind Bayern Munich, whose inconsistent start to the campaign has been well and truly overturned by new head coach Hans-Dieter Flick, who has turned the champions into a well-oiled machine once more.

To make matters all the more frustrating for Sancho, Dortmund were bundled out of the Champions League by PSG in the Round of 16.

The Yellow-and-Blacks have shown plenty of ambition in bringing in Erling Braut Haaland, Julian Brandt, and Thorgan Hazard, but they are yet to translate that spending into silverware.

And that, ultimately, it may be the final straw for Sancho…

London Calling?

According to the betting odds, Manchester United are the red hot favourites to sign a player who has blasted 17 goals and created 16 more in a stellar campaign.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘ by Jon Candy (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will naturally be falling over himself to capture a player who could head his Old Trafford revolution, but at the time of writing, United don’t look particularly likely of qualifying for next season’s Champions League. Not to mention, they are light years behind Liverpool and their Manchester rivals in the pursuit of the Premier League trophy.

If Sancho wants to be part of a ‘project’, an increasingly common part of footballing parlance, then he might instead look for a move to Chelsea – who are appetisingly priced in the ‘next club’ betting market.

As showcased by the odds on the English Premier League, the Blues are more fancied to secure a top four finish this term than Manchester United, and so they will be able to enjoy a tilt at the continent’s leading competition in 2020/21.

Just take a look at the commitment Roman Abramovich has already made, signing Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and, according to rumours, going deep into discussions with Timo Werner over a move to London.

Sancho, Ziyech, Werner…that is a fantasy team of a front three, but we may just end up seeing it if the Dortmund man is angling for a return to his home city.