Borussia Dortmund board intend to move on from England international and Liverpool target Jadon Sancho’s recent problems, says Michael Zorc.
Jadon Sancho’s issues at die Borussen have been dealt with and a January exit is not expected, insists chief Michael Zorc.
Sancho is the club’s star man but has endured a difficult stint this month, as Jadon was hauled off in the first 45 minutes of a 4-0 Klassiker rout at the hands of league rivals Bayern Munich and then started on the bench versus Barcelona in midweek.
Under-fire manager Lucien Favre claimed he preferred to select stars who are “focused and ready”, although the Englishman scored after coming on.
However, the sporting director is confident the club have managed the issue, meaning Sancho – linked with a number of top clubs, including Liverpool – should remain at Signal Iduna Park at least until the end of the term.
“We’ve cleared everything internally in the team and with the player,” Zorc told a news conference last week ahead of the trip to Hertha Berlin.
“It’s done, we’re looking forward. Jadon is another regular player and he is part of our team. I believe that when he came on against Barcelona, we witnessed a good response and he did a very good job.
“I do not have the impression that he wants to prepare for a January move. We talked to him and his agency. We hope he shows his best possible performance tomorrow.”
Meantime, Liverpool and league rivals Tottenham Hotspur will reportedly do battle for the services of Lyon forward and Manchester United flop Memphis Depay in the summer transfer market.