Manchester United have been warned to act quickly over Jadon Sancho or miss out to a rival.
Quoting an insider, ESPN‘s Mark Ogden reports United have been warned not to drag their heels over a deal.
The report says: “Sources have told ESPN that United have become notorious for dragging their feet in negotiations and risk missing out to a rival unless they, according to one, ‘get their act together quickly'”
The report went onto cite United’s failed move for Erling Haaland, and protracted summer moves for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire.
Maguire signed less than a week before the Premier League season started, despite being United’s top defensive target all summer.
The transfer window runs up until August 31 this year, creating a path for uncertainty to drag out even longer.
Even this January’s Bruno Fernandes deal went down to one day before the transfer deadline.
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United’s hopes will be boosted by Champions League qualification. At present that’s uncertain.
This could be holding up United selling themselves to Sancho and preventing a deal being struck already.
But at the same time, United should have the confidence and pulling power to try and acquire Sancho regardless, irrespective of a top four place.
Dortmund are unlikely to release Sancho to go on a training ground tour of Carrington like Birmingham did with Jude Bellingham this week.
United can still reach out to Dortmund and attempt to get a deal in place. Sky Sports report the German side are looking for a £100 million fee.
The Telegraph reported last week that United lead the chase for Sancho, although these kind of briefs have been ongoing for over a year.
Fans want to see action, decisive action. The winger feels like a player we can’t afford to miss out on.
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