Manchester United are said to have made a significant breakthrough in their pursuit of long-term target Jadon Sancho. Manchester United and Sancho’s representatives have reportedly sorted out the agent fees and the wage demands of the player, despite Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director ruling out the sale of the player this transfer window.
While Borussia Dortmund are not expected to budge from their valuation of 108 million, the Red Devils have gone on to seal the agent fees and personal terms before submitting an official bid.
The talks between the two parties are reported to have gone well and hence, any complications involving the agent or the player demands should not be expected in the deal.
Jadon Sancho is speculated to be buzzing about a potential move to Old Trafford but he will not push for a move from Dortmund as things stand.
Spotlight on Manchester United and Dortmund now, more than ever
The onus is now on Manchester United to submit an official bid to Borussia Dortmund for the promising England international. The Red Devils have time until October 5, the day the summer transfer shuts down.
After completing a set of high-profile signings last include which include Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes, the club will have to dish out in excess of 100 million to secure the signing from Dortmund.
According to Sky Sports, the Red Devils feel the price tag is ‘unrealistic’ considering the state of finances post the pandemic.
“We understand that United remain very resolute and determined to not overpay for a player given the realities of the coronavirus pandemic, but given that this was the issue for the past two or three weeks that Manchester United weren’t making a bid because they needed to sort out agent fees and personal terms for Jadon Sancho, this appears to be some sort of a breakthrough.
“It’s our understanding now that the agent fees and the personal terms are not going to be a problem anymore.”
Manchester United’s transfer window in a nutshell
The record Premier league champions roped in Donny van de Beek from Ajax for a reported fee of 35 million. While the club have one eye on Jadon Sancho, to bolster their promising attacking unit, they are also monitoring Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon.
Manchester United will kick off their Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 19.