The Jadon Sancho to Manchester United saga appeared to be quickly fizzling out in the recent days. The post-pandemic economy appears to have put some hold on the purchasing and buying potential of all parties involved.
As such, United were allegedly not willing to meet Borussia Dortmund’s enormous valuation of Sancho, instead quoting a nearly halved sum of £50 million.
However, it is now understood that the German giants have placed a fresh ultimatum for the Red Devils to act upon.
According to the Bild, Borussia Dortmund have told United that if they wish to acquire Sancho, a deal must be completed by August 10th.
This gives the Old Trafford outfit just over a month to make up their minds over securing the English starlet who would fit a vital role in their right-wing.
Recent games have seen Mason Greenwood thrive in that spot and in Daniel James they do have a capable albeit not always consistent fall-back option. Sancho’s impressive numbers had put him on United’s radar and he was increasingly being viewed as the world-class purchase that United were prioritizing.
It is unclear what precisely Dortmund hope to achieve by keeping this deadline. Of the two clubs, it is their financial condition that could really do with an economic boost and they may also be eager to have a replacement for the 20-year-old in place well in advance should he be pried away.
Past reports had indicated that while personal terms between the player and United have been agreed to, it is still the inability of both clubs to come together and decide on a fee that is keeping the deal in limbo.
Interestingly, by August 10th United will certainly know about their Champions League future, at least via the Premier League route and that could end up having a bearing on their final decision as Dortmund haven now placed the ball quite firmly in the court of the English giants.