Cape Town - Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has refused to rule
out cashing in on Jadon Sancho, saying he doesn't expect the forward to stay
for another five years.
The 19-year-old forward has been a revelation since arriving
at Dortmund from Manchester City and continues to be linked with a big-money
return to the English Premier League.
Manchester United are known to be big admirers and enquired
about his availability in the summer, only to be told by BVB that the player
was not for sale.
United could try again at the end of the season, but Zorc
said that they are yet to decide whether to sell or keep hold of the rising
"No decision has been made," Zorc told Kicker.
"But you don't have to be a prophet to know he won't play here for another
Zorc also believes making the switch to Dortmund has proven
to be a blessing for Sancho, who has gone on to become one of the hottest young
talents in world football.
"He has taken this positive development [at
Dortmund]," Zorc added. "I doubt that would have been possible with
top English clubs. We trust the players very early, and we are not afraid to
let them play. He acknowledges that.
"He's an instinctive footballer, a street footballer,
he's always a footballer, but he's always setting new limits. He does not sit
back satisfied. He wants to play football successfully and beautifully. That
alone is his motivation."
United are unlikely to be the only interested party should
BVB decide to cash in.