“Not a dump”, Saudi Arabia brutally refuses Sancho


By: Manu Tournoux

Saudi transfer manager Michael Emenalo has said the Pro League “is not a dump” in response to speculation that Jadon Sancho could leave Manchester United for the Middle East.

Sancho appears to have played his final game for Manchester United after publicly criticizing manager Erik ten Hag in September, and a number of clubs have since been linked with a move for the winger.

Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, his former employer, and more than one club in Saudi Arabia were thought to be interested, although both European clubs have recently distanced themselves from the speculation.

Sancho would not intend to leave for Saudi Arabia, even though he still has a good career ahead of him at 23, but it seems that his suitors are not that enthusiastic… “It is impossible to talk about specific objectives for the original clubs and for the player himself,” Emenalo told Sky Sports News. “We also don’t want to be seen as a dumping ground for players who haven’t succeeded at other clubs.

“We need to look carefully at the needs of our clubs. We will work closely together to achieve this. I don’t want to downplay the quality or importance of a player like Jadon…”

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