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Dortmund confirm Sancho’s ‘gentleman’s agreement’ over exit

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As the Bundesliga outfit battle for a Champions League berth next season, two of their brightest talents have been linked with the exit door

Jadon Sancho has a gentlemen’s agreement with Borussia Dortmund that would allow him to secure an exit under certain criteria, sporting director Michael Zorc has confirmed – but the same understanding does not apply to Erling Haaland.

The attacking duo, widely considered among the best young talents in the world game, have been linked with a move away following a frustrating season that sees Dortmund face the risk of missing out on Champions League football.

Norway international Haaland has already been touted to a host of rivals across Europe by agent Mino Raiola and father Alf-Inge, but Zorc has now moved to confirm that the Leeds-born star would not be able to leave as easily as his team-mate, who holds an informal understanding over any potential exit.

We already had a gentlemen’s agreement with Jadon last year that he can switch under certain conditions,” Zorc told ARD .

“He’s been with us for a couple of years. However, this agreement does not exist with Erling.”

The 58-year-old further confirmed that this agreement was almost activated last summer during Manchester United’s pursuit of Sancho, adding: “In the end, the requirements were not met.”

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