Manchester United performance at the weekend showed the exciting attack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to see thrive.
There might be a few wobbles along the way, but the plan, and potential is clear.
Now add Jadon Sancho to the mix, and there might be belief United can transform into title contenders next season.
Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke admitted today that they are going to assess Sancho’s future next summer.
Watzke told German outlet Ruhr Nachrichten: “There aren’t many 19-year-olds with such a potential.
“He is also not a player from the region or one who would have any connection to it.
“When you have a player like Jadon Sancho, you must reassess the situation every single year. Everything else would not be honest.
“If a foreign player is not convinced that the club is right for him at the exact time, it just does not make any sense.”
Sancho, 19, has thrived at Dortmund since walking out on Manchester City two years ago and turned himself into one of European football’s most exciting stars.
United were said to be keen on a £100 million move this past summer, but failing to earn Champions League football killed off the pursuit.
That wasn’t the only reason. Sancho had just had two years at Dortmund, and leaving would have seemed premature.
Dortmund now seem open to considering an exit next summer once he has given the club an additional season.
United desperately need a right winger and Sancho is the best option out there.
He is young and talented and fits the United philosophy.
Champions League or not, United must go all out to sign Sancho next summer and make him the club’s number one priority.
A right side of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jadon Sancho would be outstanding.
To get the deal done, United should be smart about it.
It would make sense to speak with Dortmund in January about a fixed fee, for him to sign in the summer.
Then all parties will know where they stand, there will be no long pursuit, in a summer transfer market which will be complicated by Euro 2020.
United need to get the deal done ahead of the tournament, where Sancho’s price could escalate.
The decision not to sign a right winger this summer suggests United might be waiting for Sancho to become available in 2020.
Let the next big transfer saga commence. He could be worth the wait.
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