Pep Guardiola keeps he still does not be sorry for letting Jadon Sancho sign up with Borussia Dortmund after the German club were combined versus Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Sancho will make his go back to Manchester next month when Dortmund handle Guardiola’s quadruple-chasing City – almost 4 years after switching the Etihad Stadium for German football in an ₤ 8million relocation.
The Manchester City supervisor advised fans that he desired the now-England global to stay at the club and declared there was absolutely nothing he might do to stop the winger from leaving.
Speaking about Sancho, Guardiola informed his pre-match interview ahead of the FA Cup quarter-final with Everton: ‘I stated sometimes, not a remorse, he chooses.
“He’s doing really well, congratulations, an exceptional player. A national team player with huge quality, doing really well in Dortmund.
“We desire him to remain however he chooses to leave, when they choose to leave all we can do is they leave. I want him all the very best other than when he bets us. If he enjoys, I’m pleased.”
Sancho has undergone a meteoric rise at Dortmund, scoring 46 goals and registering 60 assists in three-and-a-half seasons in the Bundesliga club’s first-team fold.
The winger has also become a key part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad and has been capped 18 times by the Three Lions and is set to be a major part of this summer’s European Championships squad.
Sancho had a slow start to the current season and failed to score in his opening 11 Bundesliga matches but has picked up some form again and has three goals and two assists in his last three league games but is currently out with a muscle problem.
The 20-year-old is in line to return in time for his reunion with City, who have an abundance of attacking stars at their disposal including Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez.
But City boss Guardiola would not be drawn into discussions over whether having Sancho in the squad would have improved his side’s attacking play.
The Spaniard added: ‘Nobody knows, maybe he stays and we don’t play good or better. The life of every person decides the life they lead, the other people have to respect it.
“We desire him, he chooses to go, all the very best. We will face him, attempt to manage him. We understand the quality he has, everybody understands.
“The individual quality in Dortmund is from all departments, a strong team. In the Champions League always has done well for many many years. We have to prepare well.”