Manchester United are poised to make a new £80 million bid to sign Borussia Dortmund sensation, Jadon Sancho, who is valued at £100 million.
According to Daily Star, Manchester United will come up with an £80 million offer to sign Jadon Sancho. The Borussia Dortmund winger has been identified as the desired target for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who wants the player to train with the team next month.
Dortmund have appeared reluctant to offload Sancho this summer and have been holding out for a fee of £100 million. However, Manchester United believe an £80 million bid should be enough to seal a deal as the club look to further reinforce their attacking department.
Sancho is reportedly willing to move to Old Trafford, where he will get the chance to unite with his friend from the English national team, Marcus Rashford.
The United attacker has previously made comments about Sancho and how he’d love to have him join the Red Devils. And now could be an excellent time for the Premier League giants to make a move, having enjoyed a brilliant run of form since the restart period.
In fact, Solskjaer’s men could seal qualification in next season’s UEFA Champions League with just four more points needed from their last two remaining matches. The prospect of playing at the highest level of football should certainly attract the interest of Sancho, who has been one of the most productive players in Europe’s top five leagues this season.
Indeed, the Borussia Dortmund star is right up there with the likes of Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Ciro Immobile, having been involved in a whopping 34 goals in just 32 league matches. His contributions in front of goal were critical as the Black and Yellows put up a strong challenge to Bayern Munich for the league title.
Although Manchester United’s £80 million valuation is well short of what Borussia Dortmund are demanding for the winger, it is worth noting that the Bundesliga giants are in a bit of difficult situation due to financial damage inflicted by the Coronavirus.
They are already contemplating selling some of their unwanted players, especially after securing the services of Jude Bellingham, although the youngster’s prospects at the club remain puzzled.
At the end of the day, a lot could depend on how Borussia Dortmund plan to operate this summer and whether or not they are willing to take any risks. As for Manchester United, they will no doubt push for the transfer of Sancho, especially if they do secure qualification for the Champions League next season.