Jadon Sancho to Manchester United could have been the biggest move of the window.
Manchester United have made Sancho their top transfer priority. The club has been looking at the Englishman for quite some time now. But every time it looks like Manchester United are close, the deal shifts far away.
Borussia Dortmund has maintained a strict approach to Sancho’s case. Time and again they have laid emphasis on the fact that ManUnited needs to act quickly. But United aren’t just willing to splash the cash.
The Pandemic has been especially hard on Manchester United considering the fact that they paid all wages and salaries by themselves. And did not opt for the Furlough scheme. Sancho’s 120 million price tag is proving a bit too expensive for the club.
United have been locked in talks with Dortmund for Sancho though. The club is desperately trying to bring him to the Old Trafford. Ole Gunner Solskjaer himself has shown admiration for the player.
And he has conveyed to Ed Woodward that he wants the player to be here. But Dortmund are not making it easy. According to Ruhr Nachrichten
And the deadline passed 2 days ago. Now Dortmund are of the opinion that they will not be selling Sancho and he will remain with the club for one more year at least. sporting director Michael Zorc said: “No way“ when asked about Sancho’s move to United.
But there is still hope for United fans
Dortmund has said they have no intention of selling Sancho. But one should remember that these types of things often happen in the transfer market. Dortmund has always been hard negotiators and United will have to pull something big to convince them.
Personal terms were never an issue with Sancho. The player is keen on a move to Manchester United. Perhaps a little pressure form Sancho’s side push the deal in United’s favor.
According to the Independent, Sancho might have to force a move to Manchester United. If he puts in a transfer request Dortmund will have to consider United’s offer.
United legend Gary Neville believes that the club can still pull it off. “You go for the player that will make the difference,” Neville said.”If that’s worth waiting an extra three or four weeks and is an extra £20 million it might be worth the wait and all the media scrutiny over the next couple of weeks.
“I don’t think there’s a more exciting right-winger out there at the moment than Jadon Sancho.”[But] because of the financial situation of the whole world at this moment in time, I’d say most prices will be driven down.
“But I think when you’ve got somebody at Sancho’s level there’s probably only three or four players in this transfer window that will command the types of prices we would have seen before the pandemic happened.