In a report by Sport Bild that was captured by Team Talk, Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidžić recanted the sad tale of the time that Borussia Dortmund phenom Jadon Sancho told him “it’s not you, it’s me.”
Both Brazzo and Sancho gave their side of the story.
Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says Jadon Sancho rejected a move to the Bundesliga champions in the summer. And such has been his development that Bayern were chasing the left winger in the summer, while Manchester United and Manchester City are believed to be tracking him.
Sancho though snubbed a well-trodden path from Dortmund to Bayern in the summer, according to Salihamidzic. Sancho decided not to follow in the path of Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski and Mats Hummels, who have all made moves from Dortmund to Bayern.
“The truth is that Bayern Munich did want to sign Jadon Sancho and made him an offer which he, unfortunately, refused,” Salihamidzic told Sport Bild.
Sancho, who moved from Man City in August 2017, has also revealed the club’s record of developing young talent persuaded him to stay with Dortmund.
“I chose [Borussia Dortmund] because the club showed me a great perspective. If you decide to change, you have to know which way you want to go, where you see your future – I have seen mine in Dortmund,” said Sancho. “[Dortmund] tried their best early and very intensively, which gave me a good feeling. In addition, in recent years, many young players have developed incredibly here.”
Sancho’s decision to remain with Dortmund has paid dividends as the Black and Yellows sit atop the table and the 18-year old has been a key contributor. Sancho leads the Bundesliga in assists and has four goals across all competitions.