Pep Guardiola has debunked rumours linking Jadon Sancho with a return to Manchester City after the departure of Leroy Sane.
Manchester City pep Guardiola has ruled out the option of replacing departing Leroy Sane with Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
On Wednesday, Sane travelled to Germany to finalise his €50m deal move to Bayern Munich on a five-year contract.
Sancho departed City for Dortmund in 2017 while in the citizen’s Academy and has been linked with a move back to the premier league, with Manchester United being his likely destination.
However, Guardiola has refuted claims of having the England International return to the Etihad stadium.
“No, no. no, he decided to leave,” Guardiola told a news conference on Wednesday. “Why should he decide to come back? When he decided to move to Dortmund, it’s not because he is going to decide to come back later. It would make no sense. He didn’t want to be here, so that is why he doesn’t want to come back here.”
The Spaniard also spoke about giving the newly crowned premier league champions Liverpool a guard of honour as the welcome Jurgen Klopp’s men behind closed doors at the Etihad Stadium, stating that they deserve it.
“I am not sure if I have done it before, to be honest,” said Gundogan. “It is a tradition in England, so obviously we will follow tradition. They deserve it because they are the champions. I can imagine that people from the outside, such as media and fans, make it bigger than it actually is.