Manchester United are willing to give up Jadon Sancho, at least for this summer and will look at other options instead.
Borussia Dortmund’s patient stubbornness may well be paying dividend for them as they look all set to retain the services of Sancho for another season. On the other hand, it will be frustrating for United who have been priced out of the move.
As per the Daily Mirror, the Red Devils have decided to put the entire deal on halt as the post-pandemic situation makes both, Dortmund’s asking price of £108 million, and the starlet’s purported weekly wages of £300,000-a-week an unrealistic ask that could “shatter” the club’s financial structure.
As such, the Premier League side will play the wise waiting game with the report indicating that the club could instead revisit the deal next season when there will be less negotiating power from the German side and the overall cost can be lessened.
Of course, that possibility comes with the reality that another impressive season in the Bundesliga will bring more top spenders to the table in order to try and acquire the English winger. In that scenario, Dortmund will merely have to switch from club to club until the asking price is high enough.
For the time being, however, Ole Gunnar Solskjær and company might be looking for a replacement and they could purchase AFC Bournemouth’s David Brooks instead. The Daily Mail suggests that the relegated Bournemouth will not stand in the way of their players leaving and this could open up the door for the 23-year-old Brooks to move to Old Trafford. This could be similar to the deal that saw Daniel James make the switch last summer.
Priced at £40 million, the midfielder won’t come for cheap however and if it is only a matter of a season prior to revisiting the Sancho saga, it may be a wiser move on part of Solskjær to continue with his existing options up-front.