Manchester United was involved in a long transfer saga last summer when they were trying to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. The German club remained firm on their evaluation of £108 million and deadline, which eventually scuppered the transfer. The saga has reportedly resumed this year, but the transfer fee is likely to decrease.
According to The Athletic, Manchester United is confident about closing the deal after opening talks with Borussia Dortmund. Meanwhile, Daily Mail in England is suggesting that Man United will have to pay a British record fee for Sancho. As per this deal, Sancho will cost £90 million for the Manchester-based club, which will be one million more than the British record fee United paid for Paul Pogba in 2016. Sancho is likely to be one of the players to watch out during this transfer window.
However, United’s decision to wait one more year will definitely be vindicated financially since they will not cross past the £100 million mark. The Premier League club had reportedly agreed to personal terms with the English winger last summer, so agreeing to a wage package this year does look like a formality.
After missing out on a big transfer last summer, Sancho had a rough start to the campaign with Borussia Dortmund. However, he showed drastic improvement as the season went on. The 21-year-old forward ended the season in red hot form. Sancho will have a key role to play for England at Euro 2020.
Sancho will add more impetus in the final third for Man United if this transfer is completed. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team finished second in the Premier League last year, 12 points behind the champions Manchester City. They recently suffered defeat in the UEFA Europa League final against Villareal. As per numerous British media outlets, the Norwegian manager will be given funds to make additions to the team in the summer that can help the club to mount a better title challenge next year. Along with Sancho, Manchester United has been heavily linked with Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice, and Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran Trippier.