Man United are adamant on not giving into Borussia Dortmund’s demands for Jadon Sancho.
The England international has been frequently linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent months. It is said that Sancho’s relationship with the higher-ups at Dortmund is not exactly stable following multiple disciplinary charges against him. This is believed to be a key factor in the youngter’s urge to seek an exit from the Bundesliga outfit.
Meanwhile, the winger’s performances seem to have gone unaffected by the events taking place behind the scenes as he’s racked up 20 goals and as many assists already. Clearly, the interest from big names is justified.
However, the German side are demanding in excess of £100 million for their starlet — a sum United are refusing to match. According to Sky Sports, the Red Devils will not spend a penny more than £50 million for the playmaker following the financial woes brought in by the coronavirus pandemic.
Lucien Favre’s side have told the German stock market that playing matches behind closed doors would incur a loss estimated to be in the region of £41 million. This may be taken advantage by the Premier League giants as the Germans are clearly strapped for cash.
On the other hand, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke insisted earlier this week that Sancho would only leave if their valuation was met.
“I don’t think a club will pay the sum. There is also no coronavirus discount on him,” Watzke told Sport 1 (via Sky Sports).
Meanwhile, it seems like the future of Jude Bellingham could also play a part in this saga as the Birmingham youngster has been linked with both clubs. The chances of the Manchester City academy product being allowed to sign for the English side may increase if Bellingham secures a move to the Bundesliga.