Manchester United are reportedly unwilling to pay £100 million to sign Jadon Sancho and will wait for Borussia Dortmund to reduce their price.
According to a report by Daily Mail, Manchester United are ready to wait for Borussia Dortmund to reduce their asking price for Jadon Sancho. The German heavyweights want £100 million for the English wonderkid, but the Red Devils are not prepared to meet their demand.
Sancho has taken the world by storm since joining Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City in the summer of 2017. Over the last three years, his progression has been so exponential that he has not only established himself as a mainstay for both Die Schwarzgelben and the English national side, but has also become a hot property in the transfer market.
This season, Sancho has taken his game to the next level, with 20 goals and as many assists in just 43 appearances across all competitions. His growth has piqued the interest of the who’s who of European football, with Manchester United reportedly leading the race to sign him.
For years, the right wing slot has been the Achilles heel for Manchester United, whose lack of a natural in the position has made their attack a bit predictable. So far this season, the likes of Daniel James, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira and Mason Greenwood have all been used on the right flank, with Greenwood the only one to have created a sustained impact.
However, Greenwood is seen as a long-term solution as a striker, meaning it is imperative that Manchester United sign a right winger this summer. Sancho is, therefore, a viable target for the Red Devils, who are reportedly confident of snapping him up this summer.
Manchester United, though, will face stiff competition from several clubs, with Manchester City, Liverpool and Real Madrid among the clubs chasing him as well. Another major stumbling block in pursuit of Sancho this summer is his asking price.
Borussia Dortmund want £100 million for the 20-year-old Englishman, but Manchester United are not prepared to meet the valuation. United believe the price tag will go down, although the report does not mention the amount they are prepared to shell out. The Premier League giants are also not fazed by interest from other clubs.
Real Madrid are prioritising a move for Kai Havertz, while Liverpool are only targeting possible backups and Manchester City are focusing on other positions despite Leroy Sane’s impending departure. It now remains to be seen is if Manchester United are able to reach an agreement with Dortmund over a price they are willing to pay, or if they compromise on his valuation.