Lucien Favre: ‘Manchester United speculation could have harmed Jadon Sancho form’

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Sancho 'to approach future with clean slate after failed Man Utd move'

Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre confesses that the transfer speculation surrounding Jadon Sancho over the summer could have contributed in the attacker’s sluggish start to the season.

Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre has recommended that the speculation surrounding Jadon Sancho over the summer could have contributed in the attacker’s sluggish start to the 2020-21 campaign.

Sancho was highly linked with a move to Manchester United during the summer transfer window, however the Red Devils could not come to a contract with BVB, who are stated to have declined to drop their ₤ 108m asking price.

The England international has only scored when in 6 appearances for Dortmund this season, and Favre has yielded that the recent transfer talk could still be a diversion in spite of the window closing.

“Every player has slow periods,” Favre informed press reporters. “There was a great deal of discuss Jadon in the summer, something like that can also have an impact.

“But no player is consistently in top form for a year, that’s impossible. You have to accept that.”

Sancho is still thought to be a leading target for United, although Liverpool and Bayern Munich could also presumably sign up with the hunt next summer.

The former Manchester City youngster has a contract at Signal Iduna Park till June 2023.

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