United have been reportedly pursuing a deal for the Borussia Dortmund youngster since they first expressed their interest in him last summer, but both parties were unable to agree on a deal that would have seen Sancho return to England.
The Guardian had reported that Sancho has agreed on a deal worth an eye-watering £350k per week. However, Goldbridge feels he can’t see United offering Sancho a wage package that would reportedly see him become United’s second-highest earner, only behind David De Gea.
Speaking on The United Stand YouTube channel, Goldbridge had this to say on the rumours:
“I don’t believe that we’re going to pay Jadon Sancho £350,000 a week. I think you’re more likely it’s £250,000 a week, because I think at Dortmund he was on £200k. So, £250k a week is probably about right.
“If you pay him £350,000 a week he’s on more than Martial, he’s on more than Rashford, he’s on nearly the same as David De Gea, he’s on more than Pogba, he’s on treble what Bruno’s on at the moment.
“I just don’t think it will be £350k a week, I think it’d be 250k a week, which to be honest with you, I agree is probably the right fee.
“£350,000 a week would be stupid, but would you ever rule United out doing something stupid with wages?”
TIF Thoughts on Jadon Sancho’s wage package…
If the rumoured wage package of £350k per week turns out to be true, it could set an unhealthy precedent at Manchester United, or even upset the atmosphere amongst some players in the dressing room. With Paul Pogba’s contract entering the final year, United may be looking to enter talks with the Frenchman as they surely wouldn’t like to see their club record-signing walk out the door on a free transfer.
However, if Pogba sees United handing out lucrative contracts to the likes of Sancho, it could up his expectations when it comes to discussing the possibility of renewing his contract at Old Trafford.
As Goldbridge mentions, this wouldn’t be the first time United have handed out huge contracts, as in 2018 when they signed Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, he was earning a reported £400k per week whilst at Old Trafford.