Manchester United could finally land their long-term transfer target after reports reveal an £85 million bid for Jadon Sancho is expected to be made imminently.
What’s the story?
According to The United Stand editor Jamie Ward, a source with knowledge of the situation has informed him that the Red Devils are set to sanction a move for the 21-year-old over the coming days.
The report claims that the United PR team met with club officials today in preparation for a bid for Sancho, as the Old Trafford outfit want a deal wrapped up before Euro 2020 kicks off.
Fans will be buzzing
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men made solid progress in 2020/21, securing a consecutive top-four finish for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
However, a disappointing defeat in the Europa League final, a group-stage exit from the Champions League and a 12-point gap to Premier League champions Manchester City illustrate that there’s still progress to be made by United.
Several star names such as Harry Kane and Raphael Varane have been linked with a move to Solskjaer’s side in recent weeks, but it appears as though Sancho has become the club’s primary target for the summer window.
The England international has been in scintillating form for BVB since he arrived at the Signal Iduna Park back in 2017, scoring 50 goals and providing an incredible 64 assists in 137 appearances for the Bundesliga giants.
Sancho’s incredible performances have attracted the attention of a host of the continent’s top clubs, but The Athletic claim the youngster favours a move to United over the likes of Chelsea.
News of an impending bid for the Dortmund sensation and of his apparent eagerness to join compatriots Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Harry Maguire at the 20-time English champions will surely have the club’s supporters buzzing.
It’s been eight long years since United last lifted the Premier League trophy, but the arrival of Sancho would give them hope of ending that barren spell.