Manchester United have reportedly made an approach to sign English winger Jadon Sancho, who is valued at £70 million by Borussia Dortmund.
According to a report by The Sun, Manchester United have stepped up their bid to bring Jadon Sancho back to his homeland. The Premier League heavyweights have approached Borussia Dortmund for the former Manchester City youth player, who has a £70 million price tag on his head.
Frustrated with the lack of a clear pathway to first-team football at Manchester City, Jadon Sancho had joined Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017, snubbing the chance to play for Pep Guardiola. The move has panned out quite well for the teenage prodigy, who has gone on to become a key player for the club.
The 18-year-old has made 29 appearances this season, with an impressive tally of 8 goals and 13 assists to boot. His exploits have been noticed by pundits and clubs alike, with Arsene Wenger revealing recently that Arsenal tried to sign him as well. Manchester United though, are now in the hunt to sign the player in the summer transfer window, as per the report.
Manchester United’s interest in Sancho has emerged in recent weeks, if widespread reports are to be believed. And, the English wonderkid could go on to solve a long-standing problem at Old Trafford, should they be able to secure his services in the summer transfer window.
Ever since the days of Jose Mourinho, United have been struggling to grab hold of a winger who can not only provide width on the right flank but also do so while supplying it with a pacy, creative outlet. Sancho could potentially come of use in that regard, having made most of his impact at Dortmund from the right wing.
To that end, Manchester United have stepped up their interest in the teenage prodigy, with the report suggesting that they have made an approach to Dortmund for a player who Rio Ferdinand recently hailed as one who will be England’s best soon.
Dortmund though, have quoted a £70 million asking price for Sancho, and it will be interesting to see if United would be willing to shell out the steep sum. Meanwhile, Manchester City will pocket 15 per cent of the selling price, although the player’s return to Manchester, albeit on the red side, ought to be a bitter one to swallow, considering how far he has come along in such a short time.
Judging by Jadon Sancho’s progress, it is likely that Borussia Dortmund will find it extremely difficult to keep hold of their prized possession. Whether it happens in the summer with a £70 million move to Manchester United remains to be seen.