Manchester United ‘talking’ to Jadon Sancho’s agent but Borussia Dortmund want at least £97million for winger

Manchester United have emerged as clear frontrunners in the race for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, with the club reportedly in ‘talks’ with the player’s agent.

According to well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Red Devils have have held discussions with representatives of the England winger, who has dazzled with 14 goals and 15 assists in 23 Bundesliga matches this season.

NINTCHDBPICT000569579934 e1584873906196 - Manchester United ‘talking’ to Jadon Sancho’s agent but Borussia Dortmund want at least £97million for winger
Sancho has no shortage of admirers
Getty Images – Getty

However, it is believed that any potential suitor for Sancho will have to stump up at least €110million (£97m) for his services, with Dortmund reluctant to budge their asking fee amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Chelsea have also been linked strongly with a move for the 20-year-old, with the forward’s boyhood icon Frank Lampard said to be very keen to bring him to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand has urged United to sign Sancho, claiming he is worthy of the iconic No.7 shirt worn by the likes of David Beckham, Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo.

In an Instagram Q&A, he said: “I want Jadon to go to a team where he will play, improve and get trophies. He’s been linked with United, Chelsea, PSG but I think United is the place for him to go because I’m biased.

“(Marcus) Rashford, (Anthony) Martial, Kane, Sancho, that would intimate a lot of centre-halves before a whistle is blown. Definitely.” “Of course, he has to. If he wears the seven (shirt) he has to be there for the next ten years. That’s what that shirt deserves and demands.

Giving COVID-19 the red card

The quicker we work together to stop coronavirus spreading, the sooner we can get back into the pub, the gyms and stadiums and arenas to see live sport again…

1. Practice social distancing by remaining two metres apart from others.

2. Wash your hands regularly

3. Self isolate if you have a fever or cough

Stay at home if you have either:

a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
For more info and tips, visit the NHS website.

The government has also issued its guidance on social distancing.

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.

“He’s flying and one of the best young kids in the world at the moment. He’s a player with huge potential and will go for over £100m.

“You are buying someone for 10 years at your club, it’s massive money but I’d take him and risk it.

“You say to him, ‘You’re going to be the player we build a team around and person who can get us trophies.’ He’s got the x-factor, skills, beats and excites people.

“If you go to Real, Barca, United, those stadiums want to be excited and get them off their seat. Sancho is that guy.

“He has all the potential to be an absolute humongous superstar. He brings the playground to the stadium.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *