Manchester United are closing in on the capture of Borussia Dortmund superstar Jadon Sancho, who is set to cost £81.5 million.
According to The Mirror, Manchester United have moved one step closer towards securing the services of Jadon Sancho. They have apparently agreed personal terms with Borussia Dortmund attacker, although the Bundesliga outfit are persistent on their £81.5 million asking fee for their prized talent.
United were linked with a move for Sancho one year ago, but they were unwilling to meet Dortmund’s £108 million. Their waiting game, however, saw them miss out on the services of the attacker, although that might change this summer, especially following yet another impressive campaign in the Bundesliga.
Indeed, Sancho has been involved in a total of 20 Bundesliga goals this past season. After initially making a slow start to the campaign, the winger’s brilliant turnaround under Edin Terzic was a major reason behind Dortmund’s late push for the Champions League finish as well as the triumph in the DFB Pokal.
Borussia Dortmund, though, are now in a precarious position after overseeing a significant loss in the 2020/21 financial year due to the pandemic. Although the club has the resources to keep hold of both their star players in Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, they will not stand in the way, should any of them opt to leave the Signal Iduna Park.
Die Schwarzgelben, in fact, have been eyeing potential replacements throughout the summer. They were recently linked with a move for Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi, although they might face stiff competition from Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich.
The potential sale of Sancho could go a long way in helping them recover from their financial losses this past year. It will also strengthen the position of Haaland remaining at the Signal Iduna Park next season, as new coach Marco Rose hopes to work his magic on the Norwegian whizkid and indeed the entire Dortmund team.
As for Manchester United, the addition of Sancho should definitely solve Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s problems in the wide attacking department. The Englishman could be an ideal upgrade over the likes of Daniel James and Anthony Martial, who is a shock target for league rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Over the past 12 months, the Red Devils have been linked with multiple alternatives for Sancho. But none of them boasted the same profile as the Dortmund winger, who is being touted as the next big thing in English football, alongside the likes of Phil Foden and Mason Mount.
It will be interesting to see how this attacking trio fare for the Three Lions, in the upcoming European championship next week. As things stand, though, it seems like Manchester United could be close to landing their man this summer.