£350k-p/w star’s situation ‘concerning’ at Old Trafford

Manchester United wide man Jadon Sancho’s absence from the Red Devils’ Spain training camp is a concern for Erik ten Hag, according to journalist Dean Jones.

The former Borussia Dortmund man has struggled with life at Old Trafford since his £73m move in the summer of 2021.

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According to Calciomercatoweb, Chelsea are plotting a swoop for Sancho in January, with the west London club able to make a move once they have offloaded Christian Pulisic.

Meanwhile, TEAMtalk has reported that the wide man has had his head turned by the West London side’s interest after the 22-year-old was left out of ten Hag’s squad that travelled to Spain for a mid-season training camp.

Jones has already told GiveMeSport that the 22-time England international’s absence from the camp is a “situation to look out for” as the Red Devils prepare for the second half of the campaign when the Premier League returns at the end of the month.

And the journalist also believes that the fact he hasn’t travelled to Spain and is instead focusing on a personal training regime will be “slightly more concerning” for the Old Trafford outfit.

What has Jones said about Man Utd and Sancho?

Jones told GiveMeSport: “Erasing all his social media and working on his own at first seemed a good sign that he was just focusing and resetting.

“But to still be on that personal training regime, instead of joining up with the rest of the team for the Spain training camp, which is like pre-season and getting vital game time under your belt ahead of the restart, seems slightly more concerning.”

How has Sancho performed since he arrived at Man Utd?

It is safe to say that Sancho has found adapting to the Premier League from the Bundesliga a struggle since his arrival in the summer of 2021.

The London-born wide man joined United on the back of a campaign where he scored 16 goals and provided 20 assists at Dortmund, according to Transfermarkt.

However, the £350k-per-week star hasn’t been able to match anywhere near that tally over the past couple of seasons, having scored just eight goals and provided four assists in 52 appearances for the Red Devils, according to the same stats provider.

Therefore, Sancho’s absence from United’s mid-season training camp may suggest that there is more at play than just the wide man’s desire to get himself prepared for the second half of the season, with a move to Chelsea now looking like a serious possibility.

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