United are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, report The Mirror.
Bearing in mind the paper’s recent unreliable recent reporting for the moment [yep, Jose Mourinho is still in a job] claims United would pay Dortmund’s £100 million asking price seem fanciful.
Sancho is a terrific talent, and one who would add much needed width to the team.
It would even have City fans spitting feathers after he walked out on them.
Angel Gomes can be United’s own Jadon Sancho.
The exciting youngster has been in prolific form for United’s under-23s this season, recently captaining the team.
Gomes has already made his United debut, and he is an England youth international up to under-19 level.
In eight appearances this season he has four goals and one assist, and can play through the middle as a central attacking midfielder or out on the left wing.
He is regarded as United’s most exciting young player, and has been part of the academy since he was just six years old.
In 22 under-18 games he struck 14 goals and provided seven assists for the Red Devils.
If it’s creativity and spark United would want from Sancho, Gomes can provide it too, without the hefty fee.
Without lumping too much pressure on Gomes, Tahith Chong is every bit as exciting, scoring three times already this season himself.
He plays on the right wing, and together the duo can transform United’s attack when they are deemed ready.
That’s the £100 million question, whether Jose Mourinho will rather pay for a talent somebody else has developed, or blood his own.
If he is brave enough to play Gomes, and or Chong, he might just see that the decision can save United the mega-fee required for the Dortmund talent.
Would you like to see United sign Sancho, or give current academy players the chance?