Premier League

Man Utd fear they will be usurped to Sancho signing

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to land the England winger this summer as interest in his services will increase over the next year

 
2:00pm on Wednesday 16th September 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Manchester United are so relentless in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho this summer because they fear the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Man City will be interested in the player next year.

Due to his stellar performances in 2019/20, Sancho became Man Utd's number one transfer target heading into the 2020/20 campaign.

However, as of yet, no transfer has been agreed despite months and months of negotiations.

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Last week, there was a breakthrough as United reportedly agreed personal terms with Sancho and his agent.

But, the Red Devils and Dortmund are still apart in their valuation of the player, with the Bundesliga side demanding no less than their €120m asking price which has been concrete since talks started.

Despite Dortmund saying on more than one occasion that the player would not be sold this summer, Man Utd are not giving up.

The desperation from United comes from their belief that interest in Sancho will increase next summer, according to ESPN.

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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted every club in Europe to different levels, as while other teams are being forced to tighten their purse strings, Man Utd still have the financial might to pay in excess of €100m on one player.

As the economic effect is less severe next summer, United fear that clubs who have previously shown interest in Sancho, like the Clasico sides and former club Man City, will be able to compete for his signature.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has completed one signing this summer in the former of Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.

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