Fabrizio Romano provides latest on Man United’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho: ‘They are working’

Jadon Sancho

Italian transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano has this afternoon provided an insight into Manchester United’s efforts to lure Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford.

Sancho’s meteoric rise

19-year-old winger Sancho proved one of the talking points of European football last season.

The English youngster, who made the move to Borussia Dortmund from Man City in the summer of 2017 for £8 million, built on the potential that he showcased at the Westfalenstadion in 2017/18 with a string of sensational displays over the course of the campaign.

The pace, trickery, eye for goal and creative flair possessed by Sancho have seen him rise from exciting but raw prospect to one of world football’s most highly-regarded starlets.

In total, last season, the blistering wide-man racked up 13 goals and a hefty 19 assists across all competitions.

The current campaign, meanwhile, has seen Sancho’s production reach even more impressive heights.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic brought football to a halt across Europe, the 11-time capped English international had already notched 17 goals, to go along with 19 assists.

Man United lead race

As such, Sancho’s stellar form in Germany has inevitably seen the teen linked with a potential return to the Premier League.

The likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been named as expressing a keen interest in the Dortmund starlet.

Dortmund’s English midfielder Jadon Sancho celebrate scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match BVB Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt, in Dortmund, western Germany on February 14, 2020. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER / AFP)

Recent reports, though, have seen a clear frontrunner emerge in the Sancho sweepstakes.

The outfit in question? Manchester United.

Red Devils reporter Duncan Castles last month suggested on the Transfer Window Podcast that the Old Trafford powerhouse were in the ‘prime position’ of all Premier League clubs to push through a deal for Sancho.

United ‘working’

The latest speculation stemming from Europe, meanwhile, would certainly appear to line up with such claims.

As outlined above, transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano this afternoon discussed United’s chase of Sancho during an interview with 433.

And the Italian went on to reveal that those in charge at Old Trafford are continuously working on a deal for Dortmund’s in-demand starlet.

Though the COVID-19 outbreak has made it difficult for the Red Devils to hold substantial meetings with BVB themselves, United remain in constant contact with Sancho’s agent.

In fact, Romano suggests that such contacts have now been ongoing for 2 months.

A price-tag of €100 million+, meanwhile, is unsurprisingly touted.

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