Clause Put In Transfer Agreement
Manchester City will have first refusal should Borussia Dortmund decide to sell Jadon Sancho in the future.
The 18-year-old has won rave reviews for his performances in the Bundesliga this season and he won his first international call-up for England in the recent Nations League matches with Croatia and Spain.
City sold Sancho to Dortmund in 2017 after he was told he would not be guaranteed first-team football at the Etihad. That was despite the offer of a new deal worth £30,000 a week – the most ever offered to an academy player.
But Sancho was sold to the Bundesliga side for £8million before the start of last season after City insisted he would not be sold to a Premier League rival. Sancho’s former club Watford took an £800,000 cut as part of the deal that saw the teenager move to City from Vicarage Road four years ago.
The England under-19 international is being talked about in the £100million bracket leading to speculation over a possible buyback clause in the transfer agreement that took Sancho to Dortmund. Some clubs – Real Madrid and Barcelona in particular – often put in such clauses when they sell promising youngsters. Real triggered a €30million buyback clause when they repurchased Alvaro Morata from Juventus in 2016.
But while Manchester City will have the opportunity to repurchase Sancho from Dortmund it won’t be for a fixed fee. Instead, the Premier League champions will given the opportunity to exceed any fee agreed for the attacking midfielder between Dortmund and any other club.