Al-Ettifaq failed to sign Sancho follwing transfer window closure

September 8, 2023
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Al-Ettifaq were unable to sign Sancho after the transfer window closed.

Al-Ettifaq failed to sign Sancho follwing transfer window closure

According to rumors, Al Ettifaq attempted and failed to sign Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho on Thursday, the Saudi Pro League’s transfer deadline.

Early on Thursday, it is stated that the Pro League had held negotiations with intermediaries. It has been with both Manchester United and Sancho being seen interested in a prospective move.

An initial loan was negotiated. However, the parameters of an agreement in which United would only loan with a major obligation of more than £50 million were above Al Ettifaq’s capabilities.

The Pro League was eager to bring in Sancho as another famous name. But concluding a contract proved too difficult in such a short period of time.

Sources have told the news that if the move was being pursued by one of the league’s PIF-backed clubs – Al Hilal, Al Ittihad, Al Ahli or Al Nassr – then the situation may have been different, but the time frame was always against a move.

Al-Ettifaq fails to sign the English Man

According to rumors and several reports, there is still interest in Sancho from Turkey. However, the package United are likely asking for makes a move very unlikely.

Sancho’s future remains up-in-the-air at Old Trafford after he responded angrily on social media to comments made by manager Erik ten Hag after he was left out of the squad to face Arsenal at the weekend.

Ten Hag said that Sancho was left out due to poor performance in training. To such compliment, the England winger responded with a tweet claiming he thought he was a “scapegoat.” United were so enraged that they were willing to cut ways with the 23-year-old this week.

It remains to be seen how and when Sancho will be reintroduced to the Manchester United first squad.

  • United were willing to accept a loan agreement but demanded a mandatory purchase condition.
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