Manchester United have submitted an initial offer for Jadon Sancho, reports BILD.
This is at least further than United last summer when no bids were officially submitted.
The report says United has offered € 70 million [£60m] rises to 85 million euros [£73m].
Dortmund wants more (Photo by Mario Hommes / DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund is said to be holding out 90 million euros [£77m] more bonuses.
Hence, United’s initial approach seems likely to be turned down, but in some ways this is progress to have made a formal offer.
Manchester United and Sancho approach #development
– Jan Aage Fjortoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 (@JanAageFjortoft) June 10, 2021
It’s positive that United is taking steps to close this deal sooner rather than later.
We previously wrote that United fans don’t want to endure another arduous summer of transfer failure with this move dragging on all summer. It is not in the clubs’ interest to drag it out.
United’s original offer would never be enough with just £ 60m upfront but at least it’s on the table as a starting point for negotiations and hopefully the clubs should reach a compromise.
Dortmund was looking for a lot more money last summer, so their asking price is a bit downwards from there.
If you know United, the club will likely pay the price of Dortmund anyway. As long as the deal is done.
Jadon Sancho: why Manchester United want him
- Jadon Sancho had a successful 2020/21 season
Sancho finished the season with 16 goals and 19 assists in all competitions and recovered from a slow start.
- Sancho can play on both wings
Sancho is mostly right-winger, but also started several games on the left for Dortmund last season. His arrival would add extra versatility to United on both sides.
- Sancho is the youngest player to ever score 15 goals in the Bundesliga
He set this record in his first season, breaking a record that had existed since 1967. He now has 50 career goals for the club and more than 50 assists.
- Always looking for opportunities
Sancho played more passes into the penalty area (82) than any other Bundesliga player in the 2020/21 season. He also dribbled most often in the final third (81st).
- Gets better as the games progress
14 of Sancho’s 17 Bundesliga clubs in the 2019/20 season were scored in the second half of the games as he wore down his opponents, along with 12 of his assists.
- Now he’s a winner
Sancho scored two goals and provided a template to help Dortmund reach the DFB Cup final against RB Leipzig in May.
Do you have something to say about this article?