Jadon Sancho is expected to become the Premier League’s most expensive player with a move to Manchester United looking inevitable.
In an exclusive report by The Telegraph, Manchester United are favourites to land a deal for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
The 19 year old is expected to become the most expensive player in the Premier League with a number of clubs hot on his trail, including Liverpool, Chelsea, and maybe even his ex club Manchester City. He is arguably the hottest prospect in world football right now, and his departure from Dortmund may come as soon as this summer.
Sancho moved to Germany after coming through the ranks for Manchester City. However, he was impatient for his chances and he left for a sum of €8 million. Sancho established himself as a starter after Ousmane Dembele left for Barcelona and now is one of the first names on the team sheets for the club.
He recorded 12 goals and 14 assists last season in the Bundesliga and has already surpassed this tally this season. The teenager has been on a tear for the Die Schwarzgelben.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co. will have to offer Sancho a hefty salary of upwards of £200,000 a week. In addition to this, the transfer would cost Ed Woodward around £120 million.
However, in a conversation with BBC Sport, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said, “I think he has the feeling that the club does have a good future. In my opinion, I don’t think he wants to leave.”
Despite this, this could turn out to be an incredible transfer for Manchester United, who for years have longed for a world class winger. Alexis Sanchez could not find his feet in Manchester, while Anthony Martial blows hot and cold, and it’s fair to say Daniel James still needs time to settle.
Taking into account the sheer amount of goal contributions Jadon Sancho, and his ability to turn games on their head on his own, United should look to match whatever absurd amount Dortmund and Sancho demand.
This could turn out to be a game changing signing for the club, who are well on their way to building a squad that can make a run for the title. It goes without saying but Solskjaer should act fast and get the transfer over with, considering the number of teams that are tracking the Englishman.