According to a report from The Sun, Saudi clubs have their sights set on Manchester United outcast Jadon Sancho for a January move. The sidelined United forward has attracted interest from European giants like Juventus and his former team, Borussia Dortmund. An exit, whether temporary or permanent, seems more probable in the upcoming transfer window given his rift with manager Erik ten Hag.
During the summer, Saudi Pro League clubs showed interest in Sancho, albeit unsuccessfully. They seem poised to convince the 23-year-old that a move to the Middle East could be advantageous for his career, despite the trend of prominent players making such moves typically in their 30s.
Sancho’s Mixed Showing At Manchester United Last Season
During the previous campaign, Jadon Sancho presented a blend of impressive and inconsistent displays for Man United, particularly in terms of his impact in the final third. 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 exhibited his attacking prowess with averages of 0.8 shots, 1.7 key passes, and 1.3 successful dribbles per 90 minutes in Premier League encounters. Moreover, he showcased adeptness in distributing the ball in the opposition’s territory, maintaining an 85% passing accuracy rate in the English top-flight (statistics from Whoscored).
Will Sancho Choose To Move To The Saudi Pro League?
Sancho’s speed on the flanks allows him to outpace opponents. His skill set includes creating scoring opportunities in the final third and adept dribbling. Additionally, as a forward, he’s quick to seize shooting chances from a distance in front of goal.
While known as a left-sided winger, this London-born talent is versatile, excelling on the right wing or as an attacking midfielder when needed.
At 23, his peak years are ahead, and he’s poised to join Europe’s elite attackers. A move to the Saudi Pro League might rejuvenate his career, but it lacks the competitive edge of European leagues, hindering his chances in European competitions. While regular playtime is likely, competitive action could be limited.”