Manchester United are presently making the most out of an investment that ought to have been made in the summer itself as Bruno Fernandes continues to inject heaps of creativity into the club’s approach.
Going forward, the Red Devils are expected to secure more such signings and preferably without all the drama, anticipation, and false flags that dotted the Fernandes saga across the campaign.
While the Portuguese certainly appears to have solved the club’s woes in midfield, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men still require at least one more natural no.10 and a long-term option at right-wing.
While multiple names are doing the round for the former, United could have an expensive and long-linked option in mind for the latter.
As per the Telegraph, Manchester United are leading the race to pry Jadon Sancho away from Borussia Dortmund and any deal involving the 19-year-old breakthrough teenager will involve a new Premier League transfer record being set.
The present one is still to the credit of United, who broke it upon bringing Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford from Juventus for a mammoth fee of £89.3 million in 2016.
However, the report suggests that Sancho could cost the Mancunian outfit well over £100 million and given how the Englishman’s stock is expected to rise even further over the course of the Euro 2020, even that sum may be somewhat of a low ball figure. The report also adds that the youngster could see a wage package worth upwards of £200,000-a-week.
It has been suggested that Dortmund are willing to let go of Sancho in the summer and have already commenced considering other options. Incidentally, Man City, who had sold the starlet to the German outfit in the first place, still reserve the right to match any figure quoted by a potential purchaser for the forward.
However, with the Sky Blues likely bereft of Champions League football for two years and the Red Devils unsure of their own fortunes, where shall Sancho ply his trade?