It’s understandable not wanting to get too caught up in toasting a relatively cheap price tag for Jadon Sancho at £72.9 million. This is a player who should have been here last summer after all.

But setting aside last summer’s botched deal, as there is nothing that can be done to erase the past, United have done really well to tie up a deal for Sancho this summer withing the first month of the transfer window opening, for a very sensible price.

Now United could add to this impressive deal by tying up a cut-price move for Eduardo Camavinga for 30 million Euros (£25.7 million) reports Fabrizio Romano.

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This is unlike United. For years the club have paid over the odds for top transfer targets. While Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were the players United wanted, £130 million for the pair seemed excessive.

Now United could land Sancho and Camavinga for just under £100 million.

It would be astoundingly shrewd business, as last summer both players would have cost far more.

Sancho was priced at £108 million alone by Dortmund in 2020, while The Mail linked Camavinga to Real Madrid in a £55 million move last year too.

 

That’s a £60 million plus saving on the two players, which enables a third deal to take place, possibly for Raphael Varane.

If United can manage to get Sancho, Camavinga, and Varane for a combined £150 million, it will look like outrageously good business. It isn’t very United-like, but we won’t complain at that!

Top prospects

One of the reasons United are able to strike low is the pandemic. Both Dortmund, Rennes, and Real Madrid know they have an opportunity to cash in.

The other factor is contracts. Sancho had only two years remaining on his deal and his value would have crashed further next summer.

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Camavinga and Varane have just one year left on their deals each. United are acting smart by chasing both, aiming to get top players at a knockdown cost.

Rennes prospect Camavinga is a big talent for the future and United would be buying a player at £25.7 million who could double or treble in value within a year.

Let’s see if United can get these deals over the line. Right now it looks very encouraging.

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