According to a report from Metro, Barcelona are closely monitoring the Jadon Sancho situation at Manchester United and are contemplating the possibility of a loan move in January if he continues to be sidelined at Old Trafford.
Sancho’s Varied Performance at Old Trafford Last Season
During the previous season, Jadon Sancho showcased moments of brilliance for Manchester United but also grappled with inconsistency, particularly in terms of goal-scoring. The 23-year-old featured in 41 matches for the Manchester-based club, contributing seven goals and three assists across various competitions.
The English talent displayed his attacking prowess with averages of 0.8 shots, 1.7 key passes, and 1.3 dribbles per 90 minutes in Premier League matches. Furthermore, he excelled in distributing the ball in the opponent’s half, maintaining an 85% pass success rate in the English top flight (statistics gathered from whoscored).
Will Ten Hag Sanction His Exit In January?
Sancho possesses the pace to trouble his opponent when stationed on the wide flanks. He possesses the ability to create valuable scoring opportunities for his teammates in the attacking third and is a skillful dribbler.
While primarily deployed as a left-sided winger, this London-born talent can also operate effectively on the right wing or assume the role of an attacking midfielder when required. At 23 years of age, his prime playing years are yet to come.
Presently, Sancho finds himself on the periphery at Old Trafford due to recent disagreements with manager Erik ten Hag. Consequently, it seems reasonable for Manchester United to contemplate parting ways with him when the transfer window reopens in January. A potential loan move to Barcelona could provide him with the opportunity to rejuvenate his career.