Al-Ettifaq, a club managed by Steven Gerrard, attempted to sign Jadon Sancho on loan from Manchester United before the transfer deadline in Saudi Arabia.
This move came after Sancho had a public disagreement with United manager Erik ten Hag.
Despite United being willing to let Sancho join Ettifaq on loan for the rest of the season for free, the deal included an obligation for Ettifaq to buy him for £50 million, which they could not afford.
As a result, the deal is now considered “dead.” This situation highlights Sancho’s decline in status at Old Trafford, as United were willing to let him go following the dispute with Ten Hag.
While United had previously indicated that they would listen to offers around £45 million for Sancho, they were not actively seeking to sell him.
Since joining United from Borussia Dortmund two years ago, Sancho has not met expectations, with a total of 12 goals and six assists in 82 games.
This article was updated 3 weeks ago