A proposed Jadon Sancho transfer has been the talk of the town for the majority of this season. You get the feeling it all hinged on Champions League qualification. Now we’re in European football’s premier tournament, we should expect movement on that front.
Yes, we’ve been on this one from the get-go, providing updates, both positive and negative for months. Now, it feels like United are finally getting somewhere in regards to Sancho.
The latest update comes from Sky Sports News. They’re claiming that United are ‘working hard to find a solution’ to sign the 20-year-old winger, after cooling interest in Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.
Apparently, talks with Sancho’s current club, Borussia Dortmund, centre around a transfer fee and a structure of those payments. It is believed that the German club want a deal done by August 10th, so they have time to find a replacement.
At this juncture, Dortmund are holding out for £109m, with United unwilling to go that high, particularly when money is tight due to a global pandemic.
So what next?
As of yet, no official bid has been made, though United are the only club to initiate contact with Dortmund.
Sancho’s current contract expires in 2022, with Dortmund said to be ‘relaxed’ about his situation. So-much-so that they’re willing to wait until next summer to cash in if the price isn’t right – even if that means they lose money…
United are now in a pretty strong position. This negotiation will no doubt be long and drawn-out, though in the end, I’d like to think some common ground will be reached.
Signing Sancho would be a stunning piece of business. He’s a fantastically-gifted young man who fits in with what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is trying to achieve at Old Trafford.
Football is a squad game now, more than ever. Although it may mean fewer minutes for Mason Greenwood, it allows for more rotation during a tough run of games. We saw that take its toll on the first XI as the 2019/20 Premier League season wound down to a close.
Should United go all out for a Jadon Sancho transfer? Would it be a good move for the Red Devils? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.