Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho on loan until the end of the season.
The England international rejoins Dortmund from whom he moved to United in July 2021 with the Bundesliga club paying a reported £3million to secure his services.
He failed to make an impact at Old Trafford and a short-term switch back to Signal Iduna Park benefits all parties with Sancho currently ostracised from United’s first-team plans after criticising Erik ten Hag on social media.
Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kohl said: “Jadon is a difference-maker and I am looking forward to seeing him in back and yellow again soon. He knows this city, Signal Iduna Park, our fans and our club.
“Even though he has not played any competitive games in recent months, we are sure he will quickly settle back in with us, regain top form and his qualities will help us achieve our goals this season.”
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) January 11, 2024
Sancho, 23, made 137 appearances for Dortmund in his first spell after joining from Manchester City in 2017, scoring 50 goals and making 64 assists.
He said: “When I went in the dressing room today, it felt like I was coming home.
“I know the club inside out. I was always very close to the fans here and contact with the important people at the club has never broken off.
“I can’t wait to see my team-mates again, get on the pitch, play football with a smile on my face, assist goals, score goals and help the team achieve Champions League qualification.”
Sancho’s issues at United began after he was left out of the match day squad for the game at Arsenal on September 3. Ten Hag said in the immediate aftermath it was due to the player’s performance in training that week.
That evening, Sancho went on social media to say that was “completely untrue” and claimed he’d been a “scapegoat for a long time”.