Jadon Sancho to Manchester United still hinges solely on the player’s transfer fees.
The English starlet’s saga is one that appears to have no end in sight. Weeks ago it seemed that the winger was well and truly on his way to Old Trafford.
However, the long-term contract that he still enjoys at Borussia Dortmund means that they have all the negotiating power.
In that regard, payment of the transfer fee requested is the only step in order for the transfer to materialize.
Fabrizio Romano, speaking on his newly launched Here We Go podcast, affirms the same to be the current stage at which the saga is situated.
The journalist maintains that Sancho is “buzzing” to join United and that he made up his mind on the decision over a month ago and that personal terms and agent fees are not what is keeping the deal in limbo.
However, Romano goes on to stress that Dortmund refuse to budge from their €120 million valuation for the 20-year-old. Incidentally, he also adds that the Englishman is quite happy to remain at Dortmund and is also more than willing to go to Old Trafford if the fee is paid. However, the youngster will not go on strike or attempt to force an exit from his current side.
While this does provide much clarity on the mindset of everyone involved, the core stumbling block of the affair is the same as it remains to be seen whether or not United are in a position to invest this big a sum in the post-pandemic economy.
Separate claims, including those from Simon Stone, echo the same, citing that fresh progress has been made and that the saga is very much alive and can be seen to fruition through the possibility of a “structured” deal via instalments and add-ons by October 5.
It is evident that the ball is in the court of the Premier League outfit. Ironically enough, this stance isn’t too different from the one the Red Devils allegedly took on the sale of Paul Pogba not too long ago.
What will Ed Woodward end up doing in this situation?