Before 2017, Guardiola’s true thoughts about Sancho Manchester City academy graduate leaving Manchester City Jadon Sancho has agreed to return on loan to Borussia Dortmund, and it is now clear what Pep Guardiola really thinks of the winger.
Speaking on The Game Football Podcast, Martin Samuel of The Times made the remarks.
What was stated about Jadon Sancho and Pep Guardiola, then? Let’s examine this.
Guardiola’s thoughts about Sancho
The prevailing storyline suggests that the 52-year-old was displeased with the England international for not honouring his commitment to sign a new contract.
As a result, Guardiola decided not to include Sancho in Manchester City’s preseason tour of the United States. Many believed the Spaniard was glad to let go of the striker, and this belief was reinforced when Sancho did not appear for subsequent training sessions, as reported by the Telegraph.
Now, though, that story has been disproved.
ADVANCED CITY STORIES
“It is a myth that Pep Guardiola didn’t care if he left,” Samuel declared. He gave a damn whether he went or not. Their goal was to retain Jadon Sancho. There is no doubting Jadon Sancho’s quality; Pep Guardiola believed he had first team potential.
The winger, who was born in Camberwell, finally completed an £8 million transfer to Borussia Dortmund in 2017, where he made 137 appearances and scored 50 goals and 64 assists.
Before things went south under Erik ten Hag this season, Sancho—who Erling Haaland previously referred to as a “proper baller”—successfully negotiated a £73 million return to Manchester, this time with United as opposed to City.
The transfer of Sancho actually brought Manchester City more than £8 million.
Manchester City sold Sancho to Borussia Dortmund with a shrewd 15% sell-on clause.
According to the Telegraph, this meant that when the Londoner moved for £73 million to Manchester United, Guardiola’s team pocketed an additional £9.7 million.
It’s unfortunate how Sancho’s career at the Etihad Stadium ended when he graduated from the City Football Academy; perhaps, he can revive his career by going on loan to Borussia Dortmund.