It has been recently reported that Man United have made a second bid for Sancho and it is an improvement on the first offer. The new offer is believed to be in excess of £75 million and the Red Devils are paying more in the fixed payments than they were in the previous bid.
Berger talked about Sancho when he appeared on the latest episode of Stretford Paddock’s Tier 1 podcast. He revealed details about Dortmund’s stance on the England winger, stating that people at the German club believe United don’t value Sancho highly enough.
Are United not valuing Sancho high enough?
He also stated that Dortmund have already identified Donyell Malen and Noni Madueke as potential replacements for Sancho.
He said: “All the people in Dortmund, they say to me that they expect Jadon to leave. So they are looking for new replacements. Noni Madueke and also Donyell Malen – they are the top candidates as a successor of Jadon Sancho.
“I talked to two bosses of Borussia Dortmund, they said, ‘hey, I don’t know why Manchester United don’t get us the money’ – the €90 million. The people from Dortmund think that Manchester United don’t know how good Jadon really is. You see it in England, the appreciation is more different in England than in Germany.
“In Germany, he’s a hero, he’s one of the best players in the German Bundesliga. You guys would see it in England, he’s not playing at the English national team and this is a big problem.”
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Berger’s words suggest that the saga is now all about United meeting the asking price or both the parties negotiating to potentially reach a middle ground.
The player’s price tag is now much lower than it was last summer, making it easier for United to sign him. And since Dortmund are prepared to replace Sancho, it suggests that they are not against the idea of selling the player.
So everything depends on United now and how much they can afford to pay for the 21-year-old.