Reports suggest that Serie A powerhouse Juventus is eyeing a loan deal for out-of-favor Manchester United player Jadon Sancho in the upcoming January transfer window.
The English international is currently serving a suspension from the Red Devils due to a public disagreement with manager Erik ten Hag following a defeat against Arsenal.
Sancho’s absence from the first-team squad stems from Ten Hag’s decision, citing the player’s attitude in training as the reason. The forward, in turn, criticized the manager, leading to a strained relationship.
With Sancho training separately from the main squad, recent reports indicate that Manchester United has decided to offload him in the January transfer window.
Juventus is reportedly interested in acquiring Sancho on a loan basis, with suggestions that United might need to contribute to his wages for the move to materialize.
While the Red Devils are leaning towards a permanent exit, there is also interest from Saudi Arabia, and Borussia Dortmund might consider re-signing him.
Sancho’s recent lack of playing time makes a permanent move less likely, and the preference for a loan deal aligns with European clubs being cautious about significant investments in a player without recent competitive appearances.
Although interest exists in Saudi Arabia, Sancho appears reluctant to move to the Middle East, having declined such an opportunity before the summer transfer deadline.
Potential destinations for the 23-year-old include Juventus and Dortmund. However, it’s noted that a permanent deal with Juventus may hinge on Sancho’s willingness to accept a substantial pay cut.
Additionally, changes in Serie A tax regulations from January may impact the financial benefits previously associated with player salaries from overseas.