Dortmund Tried To Sign Greenwood During Sancho Transfer Talks With United

Manchester United's Mason Greenwood applauds the fans after the match.

Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

United appear to have their eyes firmly set on the future even as the COVID-19 enforced lockdown has halted their current season.

This campaign, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first full one with the Red Devils, was used largely as a means to construct a roster that would once again be capable of challenging for top-shelf silverware.

The arrivals certainly furthered the path to that goal, with signings of the standard of the recently acquired Bruno Fernandes setting the precedent for the kind of business United ought to do more often.

Going ahead, it is Jadon Sancho who will be looked at with most reports pegging him to be the club’s key target in the summer transfer window, whenever it will take place.

Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring their first goal.

Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho celebrates REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler

Now, ESPN claim that United were interested in Sancho earlier this summer itself and were trying to negotiate a deal with Borussia Dortmund for the teenage forward.

However, it appears that as part of the deal, Dortmund wished to acquire Mason Greenwood. No deal materialized.

Going ahead, both teenagers went on to have incredible seasons, with Greenwood getting well over the double-figure tally of scoring goals for United.
Sancho, meanwhile, has cemented his reputation as one of the finest young forwards in Europe and now United are desperate for the former Man City starlet.

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It is understood that a transfer fee in and around the region of £100 million will have to be exchanged between the clubs in order to secure the signature of the 20-year-old.

Interestingly, the report adds that any future negotiations between the sides for Sancho will not raise the topic of Greenwood’s future again.

While United will likely have to lay the premium for the youngster, did they make a stellar choice in holding on and handing a long-term contract to Greenwood?