Manchester United have been strongly linked with Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho for a while now and it appears a deal could be edging closer.
The 20-year-old is ‘excited’ at the prospect of joining the record champions of England, according to a report in the Mirror today.
What’s more, the report goes on to claim that we are prepared to strike a deal with the German club before their 10 August deadline. The newspaper says:
Sancho wants to leave Dortmund and is excited at the prospect of teaming up with fellow attackers Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.
Agreeing personal terms with Sancho will not be a problem for United, with the only issue left to resolve the fee they must pay for one of Europe’s most exciting young players.
Recent reports had suggested that Borussia Dortmund originally wanted more than £100 million for the forward, but the Mirror today says their stance has softened and are prepared to do business if we put £90 million on the table.
Jadon Sancho enjoyed a tremendous season at Signal Iduna Park, scoring 16 goals and recording 17 assists in his 32 Bundesliga appearances (25 starts), as well as a further two goals and two assists in eight Champions League appearances (7 starts).
He had become a starter in Gareth Southgate’s England national team before the recent disruption too.
There’s no doubt that Sancho is one of the best footballer’s in the world right now, and to add him to an attack with Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood is, quite frankly, a mouth-watering prospect for Manchester United fans.
If we are prepared to match the 1997 Champions League winners’ asking price, then there’s no reason why we can’t wrap the deal up this month, with personal terms having previously been agreed.
Jadon Sancho is predominantly a right forward, but has played down the left and in the middle several times during his three seasons in Germany, and even been stuck up top on occasion.