German channel Sport1 say Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are getting closer over Jadon Sancho.
The report says ‘official talks’ have begun between the two clubs this past week.
It states Dortmund are looking for around 90 million Euros for Sancho – just £77 million.
This is a substantial reduction on the £100 million plus fee Dortmund wanted last summer.
The report states: “All parties are optimistic and are working on a good solution, as confirmed by club and player-related sources from England and Germany.”
Personal terms are not considered to be a problem, with the outline for these already settled on last summer.
Moving in the right direction
The Athletic reported yesterday that Dortmund are looking for add-ons on top of the rough £80 million they hope to receive up front.
The report added that while a deal could happen before the Euros, it is a little more complicated with the tournament set to begin next weekend. That shouldn’t really be an issue for United, who have known about these dates well in advance.
Co-owner Joel Glazer said he planned to invest in the team this summer and getting a deal for Sancho over the line is essential if he wants to get a little bit of goodwill from the support. Failing to do so will increase the scepticism over his comments.
It does sound like the Sancho deal is moving in the right direction, although there was a point last summer where we felt this too. It’s not done until its done, as United fans have come to learn the hard way.
Jadon Sancho: Why Manchester United signed him
- Jadon Sancho had a prolific 2020/21 season
Sancho ended the season with 16 goals and 19 assists in all competitions, bouncing back from a slow start.
- Sancho can play on both wings
Sancho is predominantly a right winger but also started several games on the left for Dortmund last season. His arrival would give United extra versatility on both sides.
- Sancho became the youngest ever player in the Bundesliga to score 15 goals
He set this record in his first season, breaking a record which had stood since 1967. He now has 50 career goals for the club and more than 50 assists.
- Always looking to create chances
Sancho made more passes into the penalty area (82) than any other player in the Bundesliga in the 2020/21 season. He also dribbled into the final third the highest number of times (81).
- Gets better as games go on
14 of Sancho’s 17 Bundesliga goals in the 2019/20 season were scored in the second half of matches as he wore opponents down, along with 12 of his assists.
- Now he’s a winner
Sancho scored two goals and provided one assist to help Dortmund to a German Cup final win over RB Leipzig in May.
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