Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano recently featured on an episode of the Beautiful Game podcast, where he discussed the latest news on Jadon Sancho’s potential move to Manchester United.
The Borussia Dortmund winger has been heavily linked with a move to the Red Devils in recent months, with the latest reports suggesting that a contract has been agreed, but the two teams are still negotiating a fee (per The Guardian). The 20-year-old was in superb form for Lucien Favre’s side last season; contributing 17 goals and 16 assists in 32 Bundesliga appearances, which saw him average an impressive 7.64/10 rating (per WhoScored).
Here’s what Romano had to say about the latest on his seemingly impending move to Old Trafford:
“The situation is not so complicated. I think it’s a normal situation when you speak about a top deal like the Jadon Sancho one. What I’m told is that Jadon Sancho has a total agreement about his contract, personal terms, with Manchester United. What I know is that the contract of the player is not a problem, and Jadon wants to join Manchester United, so the player is okay.
“It’s normal that Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are speaking about the deal and the structure of the deal, about instalments, about add-ons, because it’s normal after [the pandemic] you have to think about the economical part of the deal.
“It’s normal that two top clubs like Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United need time to prepare this kind of deal, so they are speaking, they are in talks. Manchester United have Jadon Sancho as their first target and they are working to get him.”
It sounds as though United fans can start to get excited about the former Manchester City man joining this summer, as it seems the fee between the two clubs is the only thing left to decide. Romano suggested in his article for The Guardian that the Red Devils are expected to pay an initial £90 million for the winger, making him the most expensive English player in history.
Do you think Sancho will join ahead of next season?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will no doubt be hoping to conclude the deal ahead of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign, to allow the youngster time to get used to his new surroundings before kicking off the new season.