Borussia Dortmund could pursue swap deal with Manchester United

Bild reports that Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United are interested in pursuing a swap deal between Donyell Malen and Jadon Sancho. 

With Sancho unhappy with his playing time and wanting to leave United, a return to Dortmund is now a possibility and a swap deal with Malen would allow that as the Dutchman is interested in moving to the Premier League and United have also shown an interest in him.

Dortmund could loan Sancho or resign him permanently but the Englishman will have to take a pay cut if he is to return to the Bundesliga as he currently earns €2m more than Niklas Süle who is Dortmund’s highest earner.

Going in the other direction, Dortmund will demand around €30m for Malen, which is the fee they paid for the 24-year-old when he joined from PSV as Sancho’s replacement in 2021.

It is a risk trying to bring back Sancho and hoping that he would be able to reach the heights that he did when he was originally in the Bundesliga. While Malen, apart from a six-month spell last season, has never justified the fee that Dortmund paid for him, whilst also not reaching the potential that Dortmund had hoped. 

GGFN | Jack Meenan 

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