January transfer: Manchester United close to completing €4m deal

General view of a Manchester United corner flag inside the stadium before their match against Manchester City.

Jadon Sancho will depart Manchester United on a loan deal this winter REUTERS/Molly Darlington.

Manchester United have not been having the best of seasons and this transfer window doesn’t exactly bring promises of change and betterment.

The recent ownership changes have brought some hope into a side who are having a sordid season on most fronts, but it appears that the broader effects of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s investments will only be felt in the months to come.

However, in terms of departures, the club seems keen on putting a few sour points to rest. Erik ten Hag’s reign has had quite a few of them with the gaffer keen on stamping his authority in the dressing room. Although, this hasn’t necessarily translated into points on the pitch and there are big questions about the Dutchman’s future at Old Trafford.

Having said that, one of his most public fallouts appears to have an amicable conclusion, for the time being at least.

Manchester United agree to a loan deal for Jadon Sancho with Borussia Dortmund

As per Fabrizio Romano, Jadon Sancho will rejoin Borussia Dortmund on loan this window. The two sides have agreed to a €4 million loan package, with the Bundesliga outfit set to cover part of his salary.

Interestingly, it is suggested that the German side do not have a buy-clause at the end of the loan which may be interpreted as some hope of Sancho’s return to United.

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The 23-year-old arrived at the Theatre of Dreams in a celebrated transfer window with many hailing him to be the next big thing in British football. That promise failed to materialize and the managerial woes made things no easier.

Now, it will be interesting to see what fortunes await the winger who will aim to restart his career with a side where he first made his mark on world football.