Jadon Sancho loan to Dortmund confirmed: Fee, wages and add-ons explained

Jadon Sancho has completed his loan move back to Borussia Dortmund.Jadon Sancho has completed his loan move back to Borussia Dortmund.
Jadon Sancho has completed his loan move back to Borussia Dortmund. | Manchester United via Getty Imag

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Manchester United could earn up to £6.5m through the loan move.

Jadon Sancho's loan move to Borussia Dortmund has been confirmed.

The deal, which will see the Manchester United winger spend the remainder of the 2023/24 campaign on loan at Bundesliga side, was announced at 12:30pm on Wednesday.

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In a statement United said: "Manchester United forward Jadon Sancho has rejoined former club Borussia Dortmund on loan until the end of the season.

"Sancho will now return to Germany on a temporary basis as Borussia Dortmund prepare to resume their Bundesliga campaign after a winter break. The England international of 23 caps leaves with our best wishes for the remainder of this season."

Meanwhile, Dortmund announced the news with a short message: "The following statement was released today by Jadon Sancho, in response to questions about his future plans: 'I'm back'."

The Bundesliga side will pay an initial fee of €3.5m (£3m) for loan, although that could rise to €7.5m (£6.5m) based on add-ons such as appearances and team success, such as Champions League progress and qualification.

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There is no option to buy in the deal, with Dortmund set to cover the majority of the players wages, although no specifics have been revealed at this stage. Should the German side pay the full €7.5m fee, that will cover the entirety of Sancho's wages.

The move is seen as a positive one for both camps, with United moving on a player who has been frozen out of the squad, while Dortmund welcome back a former favourite, who could help the side in the second half of the season. BVB failed to win any of their last six games prior to the winter break, with the team dropping to fifth in the Bundesliga.

Sancho made 137 appearances in his first spell at Dortmund, between 2017 and 2021, and became one of the most-coveted young players on the planet thanks to his contribution of 50 goals and 62 assists.

His £73m switch to United failed to yield the same results, however, with Sancho managing just 12 goals and six assists from 82 matches. His public falling out with Erik ten Hag has seen the player banished from the first team since September and forced to train with the youth team.

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The 23-year-old said Ten Hag's criticism of his performances in training were 'completely untrue' and claimed he had been made a 'scapegoat' by the Dutchman.

Sancho is the second United player to head out on loan this window, with Donny van de Beek joining Eintracht Frankfurt, while Sergio Reguilon's time at Old Trafford was cut short and he has returned to Tottenham Hotspur. It's believed Hannibal, Facundo Pellistri and Joe Hugill could still leave before the end of the January window.

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