Jadon Sancho, valued at £100 million by Borussia Dortmund, has agreed personal terms with Manchester United over a five-year £140,000-a-week deal.
According to journalist Ian McGarry on the Transfer Window Podcast, as relayed by The Sun, Jadon Sancho appears to be one step closer to joining Manchester United in the summer transfer window. The English international, who has a £100 million price tag, has agreed a £140,000-a-week contract with the Red Devils.
Sancho has taken the footballing world by storm since making the switch from Manchester City to Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017. Over the last three years, the 20-year-old has grown leaps and bounds, going on to rack up nearly 100 performances for the German giants.
This past season was extremely productive for Sancho, who scored 20 goals and provided as many assists in 44 outings across all competitions. His progress has invariably piqued the interest of some of the biggest clubs in the world, with Manchester United linked the most heavily with him.
For Manchester United, the reason for pursuing the transfer of Sancho is pretty straightforward. The right wing slot has been a major weakness for the Premier League heavyweights for a long time and as a result, their attack has the tendency of looking predictable.
The advent of Mason Greenwood in the first-team setup has eased some of that problem. However, the teenage prodigy is viewed as a long-term solution for the Red Devils’ striker role. Therefore, signing a natural right winger is paramount for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, which is why Manchester United have been confidently chasing after Sancho.
Some alternatives, like Ferran Torres, have also been identified, but Sancho is undoubtedly the priority for Manchester United. Now, it looks like their hopes of securing the services of the English winger has been handed a major boost.
According to Ian McGarry on The Transfer Window Podcast (h/t The Sun), Manchester United have agreed personal terms with the player. Sancho is ready to sign a five-year contract with the Red Devils, with the deal seeing him pocket £140,000 per week. Those wages would increase to £200,000 per week over the course of the deal.
In addition, Sancho’s agent, Emeka Obasi, is confident that Manchester United will be able to get a deal for his client over the line. Recent reports, though, have suggested that United are unwilling to pay his £100 million asking price and could wait for his valuation to drop.
However, Dortmund have gone on record to state that the price would not drop. What now remains to be seen is Manchester United will make a compromise and shell out the £100 million price to land their man, or if they are ready to negotiate a lower sum. For now, it looks like Sancho has his heart set on a move to Old Trafford.