While Manchester United have been the unquestioned champions of England by virtue of their enviable trophy haul, as of recent, their stance has seen a massive drop.
In fact, at present, they are struggling to even be the best in their own city, due to the presence of Manchester City. Regardless, over the years, many one-ups have occurred between the two clubs.
Now, Manchester United may be in place to bother their neighbors yet again. However, given the nature of the saga in question, and clever thinking on part of the Sky Blues, both sides could benefit from the following deal.
According to The Sun, Manchester United are eager on signing Jadon Sancho in the summer. The 18-year-old formerly played for Manchester City who, before selling him to Borussia Dortmund, had the hindsight of inserting two important clauses in the player’s contract.
While one clause would have them make 15% of any transfer involving the youngster, with specific mention of the Red Devils, the second would see them have the opportunity to match the bid of any Premier League club that would wish to sign the promising winger.
Now, Dortmund have apparently decided to price the youngster at £70 million, and reports are claiming that United are eager on meeting the bid.
Presently, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata are the most promising players in Sancho’s functional spot, and it is easy to see how the youngster could add to the creativity of the club’s roster.
Thus, if such a deal goes through, and City decide to not sign the player again, they could still make upwards of £10.5 million on the speculated transfer.
This could play out quite well given the history of the two clubs. Then again, given how United are already brimming with young talent and boast of a promising youth academy, is a huge amount on a youngster really the way to go?