Manchester United ‘Confident’ Of Signing Jadon Sancho

Dortmund's Jadon Sancho looks on.

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A new update is here on the Jadon Sancho to Manchester United saga.

This is a summer tryst that has been going on for quite a while now and the reports just keep coming in. While the pandemic has certainly changed the dynamics of the deal quite a bit, the core details still remain more or less the same.

According to Sky Sports, Manchester United are increasingly confident of acquiring Jadon Sancho this summer.

Further, it is understood that the more specific financial terms of the deal are being discussed as this point. The transfer fee for the English player remains a sticking point as Borussia Dortmund demand upwards of €120 million for the 20-year-old. The Red Devils remain of the opinion that this is a figure they cannot meet given the financial conditions.

The same claim also adds another financial condition from the Bundesliga giants who allegedly want €100 million of the fee to be paid up-front in an immediate payment and for the entire transfer to be wrapped up by August 10 prior to their pre-season training.

What gives Dortmund a strong bargaining power to dictate such terms is the long-term deal that Sancho has at the side. It is clear that they can wait out this summer and sell him next year, although the same source does make it clear that a lower fee will be on the cards at that point.

The report emphasises that personal terms are not an issue, in line with prior claims that those details had already been agreed to between the starlet and the Old Trafford outfit.

The higher-ups at United have had a history of letting go of big deals once they get too expensive and it will be interesting to see if things are different this time around now that Ole Gunnar Solskjær has guaranteed Champions League football and a positive rebuild.