Negotiations for Jadon Sancho to Man United have commenced with hope that a deal can be done this summer.
The Premier League giants couldn’t bring the Englishman to Old Trafford 12 months ago, failing to strike a deal with Borussia Dortmund.
However, the absence of a natural right-winger was felt again during the past campaign, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side struggling to break down defensive oppositions. The Europa League final defeat at the hands of Villarreal was a prime example of the same issue.
As such, Man United are back in the market looking to sign Sancho once more, and this time with renewed optimism compared to the last window.
Laurie Whitwell of The Athletic suggests there’s hope rising that a ‘deal can finally be done’.
The Red Devils are willing to pay £80m to Dortmund for their star playmaker. Although, there’s still a gap on valuation – with the Bundesliga outfit expecting an extra £20m in add-ons – there’s openness to compromise this time.
United would prefer to welcome the 21-year-old at the Theatre of Dreams before the start of the European Championships on Friday, but his link up with the England squad for the Euros might add some complications.
Regardless, all parties want this deal to go through. Once agreement on the overall fee and the structure of payment is reached, Sancho’s international duty won’t mess up his much-awaited return to Manchester.