There have been significant developments in the Jadon Sancho to Manchester United transfer saga in the last couple of days. After reports that United have made an offer to Borussia Dortmund of €85,000,000, Fabrizio Romano has said that the incredibly talented 21-year-old has ‘never been so close’ to joining The Red Devils.
After United failed to sign the English winger last summer, there was an expectation among fans that the club would be able to get the deal over the line this time around, especially with the ever-growing need for a quality right-winger in the squad.
There immediately seemed to be a difference this year, with Laurie Whitwell saying at the beginning of June that the discussions between the two sides were, crucially, open to compromise. The Athletic have reported that after Manchester United’s first offer of a guaranteed €78,000,000, they sent a second bid this week which proposed a €85,000,000 fee. Sources believe that €90,000,000 would be able to clinch the deal.
The two clubs are understood to be nearing an agreement, with the haggling between them down to single-digit millions. Fabrizio Romano has today said that there are some payment structure/add-on details that need to be fixed, but then it will be a done deal and we will here those three famous words… “here we go”.
With a growing confidence that this deal will get done from many different sources, it looks like United could have their man soon, however, while the deal is imminent, a formal announcement may not made until Jadon Sancho and England’s time at Euro 2020 is up according to The Times. However, Chris Wheeler of the Daily Mail has reported that a deal is likely to be confirmed this weekend.
The former Manchester City youth player has made just one appearance so far for Gareth Southgate’s side at this summers tournament, coming off the bench in the 1-0 win against Czech Republic, this has raised some eyebrows after Sancho has had yet another sensational year in Germany.
The wide man produced 35 goal contributions (16g, 19a) for Dortmund over the course of last season, this included five in the UEFA Champions League, as well as three in the DFB Pokal final which the Yellow and Black’s were victorious in against RB Leipzig.Embed from Getty Images
He became the youngest Bundesliga player to ever reach 50 assists in the league when he set-up Mahmoud Dahoud in a 3-0 win against Arminia Bielefeld in February. He also was the first player to ever reach this milestone in their first 100 Bundesliga matches – he did so on his 99th league match for the club.
It seems that Sancho has already built a relationship with some of the United player’s through their time with England together, particularly Marcus Rashford. The United wide man teased the fanbase earlier this month with this upload on his social media.
While the likelihood of the two of them starting matches in the Premier League together at the beginning of the season isn’t great, with United’s number ten in need of an operation on his shoulder after the conclusion of England’s Euro 2020 venture.
Nevertheless, it finally looks like United will be putting this deal behind them soon and will be able to focus on bringing more talent into Ole Gunnar Solskjær‘s squad as they look to compete with a Manchester City side that are looking to strengthen their already impressive attack, pursuing signings of both Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.