Going into a huge summer for Manchester United, the one story we just can’t get away from whether we like it or not is a proposed Jadon Sancho move to Old Trafford.
The Englishman is seemingly poised for a return home if you believe reports, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemingly super-keen on adding the superstar 20-year-old to the squad.
We’ve been waiting to hear something official on this proposed transfer for months now. Well, Dortmund Sporting Director, Michael Zorc, has finally had his say.
The Westfalonstadion chief admitted that we’ll have to ‘wait and see’ what happens, before admitting that Sancho is under long-term contract, leaving the Bundesliga giants ‘totally relaxed’ about the situation on the whole.
“There is no new status,” Zorc told Sport1. “Currently no club will risk anything by making a big-money move – not even in England.”
“I can’t and don’t want to go too far out of the window with forecasts because the situation is changing daily. We will see what happens. We have a long-term contract with Jadon Sancho. This will not change now. We are totally relaxed about it.”
This is the typical response from a potential selling club. Obviously, they’re not going to come out and admit that Sancho will be leaving this summer as all that’d do is lower any potential transfer fee.
For a player who could well cost £100million to the eventual buyer, Dortmund will only be trying to increase the fee, not lower it.
What is true is that Sancho is under contract and if Dortmund don’t like the price, they’re under no pressure whatsoever to sell. United will have to break the bank to get this deal done during the upcoming summer transfer window, though COVID-19 may well mean the Reds have to be a tad more careful with their funds than in years gone by…
Sancho would be a dream signing. Personally, I think it’ll happen, but expect this saga to drag out until the eleventh hour…