Manchester United’s winter prospects have seemed mixed so far. While the club has been on the receiving end of plenty of speculations, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself has downplayed expectations.
It appears that the Norwegian manager doesn’t want to bother over massive deals in January and would rather make more targeted efforts in the summer.
However, there may now be an opportunity that the Old Trafford outfit finds tough to say no to.
As per the Guardian, Manchester United may look to sign Jadon Sancho in the winter transfer window itself.
The report cites issues that the youngster has been facing in Germany as of recent, which includes fines and being dropped from the squad, as potential incentive to go in for a pursuit in the upcoming window.
The 19-year-old was considered to be an assured transfer target this summer, but these new developments may have spurred on the ambitions of Ed Woodward and company.
However, if even an iota of a possibility exists that it is possible to pry Sancho away from Borussia Dortmund this early, there is an almost assured certainty that his other admirers will also like to try their luck.
In England alone, table-toppers Liverpool and Sancho’s former club Man City are being touted as potential purchasers.
Real Madrid is another club that is reported to be keeping tabs on the forward who has quickly risen to be one of the most attractive prospects in European football.
Further still, separate claims have prized Sancho at around £100 million, which in addition to being a massive amount to be exchanged in the middle of the season would also be a prize that may cause the Mancunian giants to think twice.
Is this a wise bet for Solskjaer and company to make or should United stick to developing their existing options?