Dortmund deny Sancho release clause but admit to interest

Getty Images
The Bundesliga outfit have tied the talented teenager to fresh terms and insist that agreement includes no buyout fee which can be triggered by rivals

Jadon Sancho’s new contract at Borussia Dortmund is “without a release clause”, claims the club’s head of the licensed player department.

The talented teenager has seen his rapid rise to prominence in Germany rewarded with fresh terms through to 2022.

Sancho has starred in the Bundesliga this season, contributing one goal and six assists, and he has also been drafted into the senior England squad for the first time.

He has achieved all of that at just 18 years of age, with there still plenty of potential to be unlocked in an exciting prospect.

Dortmund intend to be the ones to benefit from that development, although they are prepared to admit that interest is being shown in the youngster.

Sebastian Kehl told Sky Deutschland after denying the presence of a buyout fee in Sancho’s deal: "We are not naïve to not take note of other clubs' interest.

"The lads are doing a grand job right now. And thus, there will always be enquiries for the players we have here.

"Especially for players like Jadon Sancho, who has been invited to the England senior squad for the first time."

Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund Bayer Leverkusen

Much of Sancho’s impact this season has been made off the bench, with just one Bundesliga start handed to him.

He has figured from the off in two Champions League encounters, though, with vital experience being picked up at the very highest level.

Article continues below

If he can continue down his current path, then interest in his services can be expected to build.

Players of his obvious ability rarely stay under the radar for long, with Manchester City potentially kicking themselves for having allowed such talent to slip their net.

Sancho departed the Etihad Stadium in the summer of 2017 after taking the decision to go in search of competitive minutes in Germany, rather than wait for limited opportunities in England.