Manchester United are really stepping on the gas when it comes to the signing of Jadon Sancho since they do not want a repeat of the Harry Maguire saga. That’s according to ESPN.
The report claims: “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United to accelerate their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho in order to avoid a repeat of last summer’s protracted move for Harry Maguire, which resulted in the club paying a world record £80 million for the Leicester defender.
“Sources have told ESPN that United are in pole position to sign Sancho this summer, but the lack of serious rivals for the 20-year-old’s signature has led to the Old Trafford hierarchy believing that they can drive down Dortmund’s £80m valuation of the former Manchester City youngster.
“Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, is prepared to offer £50m for Sancho due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the transfer market, but sources have said that Solskjaer and his coaching staff want the club to make a more realistic opening offer to ensure that a deal gets done quickly.”
“Twelve months ago, United spent almost two months attempting to negotiate a knockdown fee for Maguire, having initially valued the England centre-half at £40m.”
Will Man United end up overpaying for Jadon Sancho?
Borussia Dortmund have been quoting around £100 million for Jadon Sancho for a really long time but they know very well that no club will be ready to pay such a steep transfer fee this summer.
So sooner or later, BVB will have to lower their demands or risk missing out and now it’s up to the Man United management to persuade the German outfit and wrap up the deal as soon as possible.
There will be a really small summer break this time around and most of the other English clubs have already started announcing their respective signings.
So the last thing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would want is to bring in Jadon Sancho after a number of games have already been played.