Manchester United’s transfer hopes of acquiring Jadon Sancho were put in some doubt as of recent. That is largely due to Borussia Dortmund demanding a huge sum whereas the Red Devils do not wish to pay above £50 million for the English starlet.
However, that is still on the side of the clubs failing to come to terms over a price. In contrast, Sancho’s personal desire to leave the German side for a Premier League side has been quite clear for some time now. In fact, with regard to United, quite a bit of progress may have already been made.
According to the Transfer Window Podcast, Jadon Sancho has agreed, in principle, to a contract with Manchester United at some point during the last two weeks.
The deal is believed to be a five-year-long one and the salary terms are intriguing as well. The 20-year-old is expected to make £140,000-a-week initially at Old Trafford which will go up to £200,000-a-week as the tenure of the contract progresses.
This is a deal that Ole Gunnar Solskjær and company have been expected to secure for quite a while now as the goal-happy and prolific youngster would fit the perfect spot at right-wing, an area where United presently lack a world-class option.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic ramifications it entails has severely affected the deal. While at one point even a £100 million-plus pricetag was thought to be on the table, the Red Devils have now set an upper limit that halves that estimate.
It is not clear whether Dortmund themselves present the financial security to say no to even this lowered deal. A decision to hold on to the player comes with the assurance of his abilities but it is uncertain whether or not he will continue to develop to the extent that such a fee can be coerced once more in the years to come.