Jadon Sancho is reportedly on the brink of departing Manchester United in January.
The 23-year-old has been excluded from first-team training after refusing to apologize to manager Erik ten Hag following their public dispute.
Sancho was omitted from the Red Devils’ starting lineup to face Arsenal last month, and Ten Hag provided an update on the situation after their Carabao Cup victory over Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
Additionally, Sancho was allegedly prevented from attending a recent barbecue hosted by Ten Hag for the rest of the squad.
Now, there are suggestions that the winger could depart the club in the January transfer window.
That’s according to respected Sky Sports Germany reporterFlorian Plettenberg, who has claimed that a loan deal is “more likely” than a permanent transfer.
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— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) October 3, 2023
Plettenberg adds that a return to his former club Borussia Dortmund is “very unlikely”, with Sancho keen to play regularly elsewhere.
Barcelona are thought to be admirers of the player, while United’s Premier League rivals Liverpool have also been urged to sign him.
Providing an update on Sancho’s situation, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano tipped Wolves wide-man Pedro Neto as the winger’s potential replacement at Old Trafford.
“Just one final point on Man United and Jadon Sancho – at the moment there is no significant update to report, and I’m not aware of any decision on a potential new winger signing in January,” Romano toldCaughtOffside.
“There are many good opportunities around such as Pedro Neto who I’ve already mentioned and who is a fantastic player, but it’s absolutely not sure or guaranteed that Man United will spend big money in January.”