Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has asked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sell players who aren’t in his plans to fund a transfer for Jadon Sancho.
Manchester United have been heavily linked with the 20 year-old winger, Jadon Sancho. The Borussia Dortmund winger is one of the best players going around now and naturally the asking price for him is said to be around 100 million pounds. Dortmund don’t want to lose out on the gains from selling him and therefore, aren’t willing to budge from the asking price.
According to The Telegraph, Sancho still remains the key target for the Red Devils, who seem to be desperate in landing him. The Old Trafford outfit has decided that if they are going to land Sancho, they need to sell as many as six players in order to reach the asking price for the 20 year-old.
The duo of Sanchez and Smalling has spent the past season at Italy, out on a loan. Sanchez featured for Inter Milan while Smalling is on Roma’s books. Roma is particularly interested in making the move permanent and the Red Devils will look to include a clause in the contract which would force Inter Milan to buy Sanchez, should they decide to loan him for another season.
Jones, Rojo, and Dalot aren’t preferred by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and do not fit into his plans anymore. Ole has tended to stick to a familiar four this season and we might see more of it in the coming days. Lingard isn’t preferred anymore as there’s no space to accommodate him in the XI. Moreover, having taken a special liking to Greenwood, the coach is particularly keen on grooming him.
Borussia Dortmund aren’t willing to reduce the asking price for Sancho and they have given Red Devils until the end of the month to make a move for the English star. No doubt, Jadon Sancho would be a great addition to the squad and will seriously boost the hopes of Manchester United to win their first league title since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.
It seems the English forward is interested in a move to Old Trafford as well but by all means, he won’t be forcing for the same. With the current financial situation, United do have the option of waiting for another season but then that would mean the asking price shooting up.
Moreover, Sanchez is getting a whopping 500,000 pounds per week at Italy and the Red Devils said to be contributing around 160,000 pounds for a player who doesn’t play for them is a stretch. They need to get rid of all the financial constraints that have been holding them back if they are to accommodate Sancho financially as well as in the XI.