ESPN’s Manchester United correspondent Rob Dawson has provided a positive update on United’s pursuit of Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, stating that a lot had already been agreed between the Red Devils and the player last summer.
Sancho’s potential transfer back to the Premier League has been something that has been discussed for well over a year now, as United and Dortmund were unable to agree on a fee for the forward last summer.
However, Dawson has insisted that although a deal wasn’t done last summer, the work United conducted trying to get the deal done could save United plenty of time this summer – especially with Sancho currently away at England’s Euro 2020 camp.
Speaking to Manchester United Muppetiers’ YouTube channel, he had this update on the technicalities of the Sancho deal:
“What I would say is that things have started a lot earlier, or things have progressed a lot earlier this summer than perhaps they did last summer. There were sticking points last summer in terms of wages that Sancho would have received and particularly agents fees that you know, things that aren’t particularly glamorous when it comes to transfers.
“The benefit that United have had this summer is that lots of the work that needed to be put in was done 12 months ago and the demands from the player and his representatives aren’t wildly different to what they were 12 months ago.
“So those obstacles are fairly easy to overcome, that the talks between United and Sancho and his agents have been smooth apparently, which is good, because they weren’t all the time last summer.
“The difficulty will be agreeing on the fee with Borussia Dortmund, it’s obviously the thing that made it collapse last summer, it’s really the last thing that you need to sort out.”
TIF Thoughts on Jadon Sancho’s potential deal to Manchester United…
If United are able to get a deal over the line, despite the rumoured asking price of £77.5million, it could be a game-changing signing for The Red Devils.
Sancho has been in fantastic form since he left Manchester City for Germany in 2017, scoring 50 goals in 137 games. The arrival of Sancho could potentially provide some more rest time for United’s current left-winger, Marcus Rashford, who is still only 23 years old himself.
Rashford played in 37 of United’s 38 league games last season, racking up 2.923 minutes in the process. At such a young age, playing those kinds of minutes each season could potentially burn him out, meaning that the potential signing of Sancho serves more than one benefit.