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Manchester United must avoid bizarre swap deal, Erik ten Hag is considering proposal



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Manchester United must avoid a bizarre swap deal involving Jadon Sancho despite Erik ten Hag’s consideration of the proposal.

Sancho, 24, is expected to leave United in the coming weeks. The former Borussia Dortmund winger has received interest from Juventus and it seems that a deal could be done.

Meanwhile, the Italian side are speaking with right-winger Federico Chiesa about his future and a new report has reiterated former rumours about being involved in a potential deal with United.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus do not want to run the risk of losing Chiesa on a free transfer at the end of next season and so they are putting him under pressure.

It was stated that they want him to either renew on a lower salary than he is currently on or he will be placed on the transfer market.

Interestingly, it was further expected that there have already been talks about him being in a potential swap with Sancho, as Ten Hag takes his time to think about the proposal.

Why it doesn’t make sense

There are two main reasons why this deal does not make sense for United. Firstly, one of the main reasons that they need to sell players this summer is to help with their ability to bring players in.

A deal including Chiesa will not be as financially attractive as one without a player in. Of course, United will have a new winger in their squad but with Amad Diallo’s emergence and Alejandro Garnacho’s ability to play on both flanks, it does not seem like a necessary addition.

Instead, if they receive a full cash offer for the 24-year-old Sancho, United could look to strengthen elsewhere, like in the midfield.

Secondly, United would be taking another risk by signing Chiesa, who has been far away from setting the Serie A on fire since his impressive 2020/21 campaign.

Chiesa has scored 18 goals combined in the last three seasons and has experienced difficulties over that time, and that’s before you even consider the step-up needed in the Premier League.

Sancho arguably presented less risk than the Italian and didn’t work out at Old Trafford. There are certainly better options and positions for United to focus on.

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