An update on Manchester United’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho has emerged over the weekend.
Jadon Sancho’s Dortmund stint
Since making the switch to Borussia Dortmund in 2017, Jadon Sancho has showcased his ability as one of the brightest young talents in world football.
The 2019/20 campaign saw the former Manchester City man rack up a staggering 20 goals and 20 assists in 44 outings across all competitions.
And though Dortmund struggled throughout large stretches of this past season, Sancho nevertheless managed to net 16 and provide 20 assists in just 38 appearances.
Several of these contributions came as Dortmund hammered RB Leipzig 4-1 in the DFB Pokal final, with Sancho having scored two and assisted one.
Man United & Sancho
Now, with the summer transfer window open, the subject of Sancho’s future in Germany has once again come to the fore.
For some time, it has of course been Manchester United who have been viewed as the leading contenders for Sancho, with reports last month having suggested that the Red Devils are still keen on the winger.
This was swiftly followed by speculation that Chelsea had launched a bid of their own.
However, just over a week ago, it was revealed that United had opened talks with Sancho’s camp over personal terms:
Manchester United have re-started contacts to sign Jadon Sancho. Talks on with player’s camp on personal terms [potential contract until 2026]. 🔴 #MUFC
No official bid yet.
BVB prepared to sell Sancho – but only for €90/95m.
No move from #LFC.
📲 More: https://t.co/2coYZwJKLt
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 5, 2021
The detail seemingly holding up the deal for United, though, appears to be the transfer fee.
According to a report from the Mirror this weekend, the Red Devils are still a ‘significant’ distance from Dortmund in terms of their valuation of Sancho.
BVB are said to want £80m, whilst United intend to pay £60m. It is, however, added that there is room for compromise when it comes to the figures involved.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) June 18, 2021
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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