Talks about Jadon Sancho becoming a Man United player just aren’t going away. Now, we’ve been given another encouraging update…
The story comes on the Transfer Window Podcast, featuring both Ian McGarry and Duncan Castles. Both have an excellent record when it comes to dealing with United transfer speculation.
Well, in regards to Sancho, McGarry, in particular, has made a bold claim. Apparently, the superstar forward will still be a United player this summer, barring a ‘catastrophic collapse’ of all the talks and verbal agreements that have taken place.
United believe they can leave negotiations for Sancho until the final week of the transfer window, feeling that Borussia Dortmund will eventually cave and agree to the terms already offered by the Red Devils.
Understandably, Solskjaer is a little bit conscious that a deal is yet to be done, but he is constantly being reassured by the club’s administrators that the transfer will be pushed over the line.
What’s most exciting is that Sancho himself has made it clear to several of his England teammates that he will join United during this transfer window.
So what now?
United are playing a risky game if they’re leaving it until the final week. October 5th is still a few weeks away, but you’re then giving Dortmund little-to-no time to find a replacement.
To me, this is playing out in exactly the same way the Harry Maguire transfer did. United waited and waited and eventually paid Leicester City’s asking price. Why are the Red Devils not learning from their mistakes?
Dortmund’s £108m asking price hasn’t wavered. If United signed him up now, at least Sancho would know where his future lies, while also getting in a few training sessions with his teammates before our season starts.
It’s always harder to join when the action has already kicked off and that, unfortunately, looks like the situation Jadon Sancho will find himself in.