Manchester United transfer chief John Murtough is stepping on thin ice over Jadon Sancho’s approach this summer. The Red Devils have long been linked to the England international, and fans’ patience is starting to wear thin.
Manchester United are in danger of falling into the same trap they fell into last season when playing Jadon Sancho.
The Red Devils are once again being associated with a huge cash movement for Sancho this summer.
Recent reports suggest that serious discussions have taken place with Borussia Dortmund over a move worth around £80 million.
United were offering a similar amount last summer but couldn’t reach a deal because they played hardball with Dortmund looking for close to £110 million.
A recent report from Bild revealed that United had submitted their initial offer of £59.5 million for the player, around £20 million down from the £80 million Dortmund attributed to the talented 21-year-old.
It seems to be the same old story of United, who are trying to get a bargain for Sancho.
But Old Trafford boss Murtough needs to make sure that doesn’t happen and come to a deal across the board to show fans that United truly believe they can win a Premier League title this summer.
A frontline right winger is exactly what United have been looking for for so long, to lose a player as talented as Sancho could really come back to haunt them.
A recent report from The Athletic he said that if Man United fail to see Sancho’s proposed deal this summer, the player’s preference is to cancel his contract with Dortmund and walk away for free in 2023.
Of course, United might still have a chance to hit him at that point.
But it would also invite virtually every big club in Europe to the negotiating table, with Barcelona, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea all showing interest in the past.
With no fee to pose a financial hurdle to any proposed deal, The Red Devils would effectively be working on a level playing field with the rest of Europe’s heavyweights.
Sancho is expected to finish moving to Old Trafford this summer after suffering a long saga of transfers between the two clubs last summer that resulted in the former Manchester City winger remaining in the Bundesliga.
As expected, United has resurfaced, but early transfer procedures between the two clubs do not indicate the deal is close to completion.