Manchester United have been given a deadline for completing the biggest transfer of the summer transfer window by Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester United continued to reap benefits of their younger players as they grabbed a resounding 5-2 success over Bournemouth to continue bidding for a UEFA Champions League place. The Red Devils now sit in fifth place and if Manchester City’s ban from European competitions is not lifted by the CAS, they will be eligible to play in the European Cup even by finishing in their current position.
However, with Liverpool having been crowned champions of England, Chelsea and Manchester City are expected to have majorly upgraded squads heading into the next season. Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believe that the Red Devils will need a revamp of their own to compete on the highest level and have been eyeing Jadon Sancho among other potential arrivals.
Borussia Dortmund are likely to sell the England international should a right offer come in, but their value of 100 million pounds is proving to be beyond United, who were initially offering no more than 50 million. According to the Mirror, the Bundesliga giants have made it clear that they wouldn’t be ready to let go of their star man for any lower than their set price tag.
Apart from not budging from their valuation of the former Manchester City academy graduate, Dortmund have now set a deadline until when they’d allow Sancho to depart. The revised transfer window opens in August and it seems they want to finalise the deal before the start of the window or in its early phases at the very latest.
All this comes as a part of the precautionary measure in a bid to have enough time to replace the youngster and not repeat the same mistake they did during the sale of Ousmane Dembele. In a nutshell, they don’t want the negotiation to be eating their summer. Moreover, they are wanting cash as soon as possible to overcome the coronavirus difficulties.
Sancho will be a great addition to the Old Trafford as he is a long-term option with the potential to even become a club legend. Statistically, he can compete for the Ballon d’Or within a few years. Moreover, his arrival in the squad will create a sense of competition, which is non-existent at the moment, which can bring out the best out of other players who will need to slog for their spot.
With a formidable attack involving the likes of Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford besides the England international, the onus would be on the defence to deliver as well. With a defensively oriented left-back’s arrival and probably a central defender to upgrade from Victor Lindelof, the club can challenge for silverware next season with Solskjaer at the helm.