OK. We will believe it when we see it. But this is the latest from German newspaper BILD…
Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are expected to agree the transfer ‘in days’.
Now, this does not say how many days. It could be 100, at the pace this deal has dragged on for.
But the implication is that it will just be a few days, meaning we could all be finally celebrating the winger’s transfer within the week.
We have been here before, several times, but this is the closest a deal has felt.
Indeed last summer BILD were far more sceptical with regard to the language used.
The report says an agreement between clubs in the ‘days’ is ‘very likely’.
We will keep our eyes peeled. Fabrizio Romano added his information to the mix, commenting that there is optimism on both sides a deal will get done.
Jan Aage Fjortoft also said a deal is finally nearly completion.
The two clubs have not yet been able to agree a fee or structure of add-ons.
The latest reports sound positive and we should eventually get there. The problem is that the longer it takes, the more other business is impacted.
If the club can get this deal done by the end of June it will be a major positive and set the tone for a positive summer ahead.
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.