Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho could find his next destination at Nottingham Forest after falling out of favour with Erik ten Hag
According to the Sun, Nottingham Forest are considering a transfer move for Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho once the January transfer window becomes active.
The 23-year-old is presently not part of the main squad’s training at Old Trafford due to what the club has described as a “squad discipline issue.”
The English star posted a statement on social media in which he criticised United’s head coach, Erik ten Hag, for his remarks made after a match against Arsenal just before the international break.
Sancho has rejected the notion that his exclusion from the squad was a result of poor training performances, causing tension between him and the coach.
The winger has since removed the statement from his social media profile, but he is unwilling to offer an apology. Consequently, United have decided to separate him from the main squad.
During a recent press conference, Ten Hag declined to talk about the attacker, creating considerable uncertainty about Sancho’s future at Man United.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Sancho is open to a departure in January, as he has faced challenges establishing himself since his arrival at Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2021.
Forest have become a serious contender for his signature, especially because their head coach, Steve Cooper, has a prior connection with the youngster from his time as the coach of the England Under-17s team.
The Englishman took a break from United towards the end of last year due to personal reasons but was a regular part of the team in the latter half of the 2022-23 season.
Despite delivering impressive performances during pre-season, Sancho was only used as a substitute in the team’s first three Premier League matches of the season before being completely left out for the game against Arsenal.
He was also absent in the match against Brighton & Hove Albion, and his future with the club remains uncertain.
Several Saudi Arabian clubs are said to be kept informed about any developments, but it appears that Sancho prefers to continue his career in European football at this point.
It’s not unusual for United players to consider joining Forest, as we’ve seen with former player Jesse Lingard. While signing Sancho would be a fantastic coup for Forest, it would certainly not come cheap.
Nonetheless, a potential solution could be a loan deal with an obligation to buy, which could be a beneficial deal for all parties involved, provided that Sancho decides to leave the club.
In our opinion, the former Bundesliga star is a top player, but he hasn’t been able to take the right step in the Premier League.
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As things stand, there have been no official updates regarding the player’s future. Although Sancho will be waiting to get his turn in the starting XI, it remains to be seen whether the winger will be able to win Ten Hag’s trust once again.