Manchester United are reportedly relaunching their efforts to sign Jadon Sancho after their first bid was rebuffed by Borussia Dortmund.
According to The Times, Borussia Dortmund are bracing themselves for another Manchester United raid for Jadon Sancho. The Bundesliga giants are determined to keep hold of their star playmaker until their £86 million demands are not met, though they are only looking for £77.5 million upfront.
Manchester United were rebuffed with their initial bid that was £11 million short of that £77.5 million mark. However, they are preparing an improved offer that will not only include an increased payment upfront but multiple add-ons that could meet Dortmund’s demands for the winger.
Manchester United did float the idea of adding a “Ballon D’Or clause” that will see Dortmund earn the additional fee should Sancho get nominated among the top three candidates for the said prize. The Black and Yellows, though, were quick to decline the idea, holding out for more “realistic clauses”, which they expect can be meet as the player progresses at Old Trafford.
Despite that, though, Sancho has made a strong case for being one of the best wingers in the Bundesliga with his consistent performances for three seasons. In 137 competitive appearances, the Englishman has netted as many as 50 goals while providing 64 assists, with 20 of his goal involvements coming in the 2020/21 campaign.
Manchester United have been interested in the services of Sancho since last summer, as the winger was identified as the ideal answer to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s lack of reliable outlets in the problem area that is the right wing.
His arrival at Old Trafford this summer could be important now more than ever, as Manchester United are expected to offload both Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard, although the latter is now reportedly keen on prolonging his stay at Old Trafford.
In addition to these two players, Donny van de Beek is also facing an uncertain future at the club. The Dutchman, in fact, has recently been linked with a switch to Arsenal, thus accentuating the need for someone like Sancho at Manchester United.
The Dortmund starlet can potentially create a deadly attacking trio alongside Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford. Solskjaer has other exciting options too, including Mason Greenwood and Amad Diallo, and the Norwegian tactician will be hoping it will be enough to help Manchester United emerge as the Premier League title contenders next season, if Sancho arrives at the club.