Journalist Fabrizio Romano has recently talked about Manchester United’s chase of Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
Romano appeared on the latest episode of The United Muppetiers podcast and spoke about numerous issues involving the Red Devils, ahead of the summer transfer window. The main topic of discussion was Sancho and whether United could sign the Englishman this summer.
He stated that United are talking to Sancho’s agents right now and they are first looking to agree personal terms with the winger before holding talks with Dortmund.
Will United pay the fee for Sancho this summer?
It has been stated that Dortmund are ready to sell Sancho if United end up meeting their asking price of €90m (£77.5m) this summer. They had refused to drop their asking price for the ex-Manchester City man last summer.
Romano stated that United are yet to negotiate directly with Dortmund, but they are working on an agreement for personal terms.
He claimed: “I think the situation is a bit different from what they say in these kinds of reports. So the situation is that, from what I’m told, now Manchester United are talking to Sancho’s camp, Sancho’s agents. I think [for] some days, they are talking and discussing about personal terms, contract.
“They had an agreement one year ago. So my feeling is that they are working on basically the same agreement – maybe there is something to change. For sure, they are discussing personal terms and trying to find a total agreement with Jadon Sancho and his agents. Last summer, it was not a problem. So I think they know how much they have to spend for Jadon and with his agents.
“But then immediately after, they will have to negotiate with Borussia Dortmund. At the moment, they are not negotiating with Borussia Dortmund.”
TIF Thoughts on Sancho to United…
A lot of the things in the saga suggest that United are interested in signing Sancho again and Dortmund could well be looking to sell the player for a reduced price.
It has been stated elsewhere that United are indeed in talks for the player and they’re pressing ahead for a move, too. The clubs are still some way apart in the valuation, with United looking to pay £80 million but Dortmund want £20 million in add-ons as well.
This suggests that a deal is there to be done, but it depends on whether United end up paying for Sancho or not.