Saturday, October 31, 2020

Sancho to United depends on Champions League qualification

The ‘much-expected transfer’ of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United could happen this summer, according to the Independent, but it still depends largely on whether United will be playing in next season’s Champions League or not. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team travel to Leicester on Sunday where they must avoid final matchday defeat to secure top-four placement.

Dortmund are prepared to let the Sancho go this summer, but only for the ‘right’ price. It has been reported that they value the winger north of £100 million, but they apparently expect the transfer market to see fees go down in the near future, and with 20-year-old’s contract expiring in 2022, they feel now wouldn’t be a bad time to sell.

On the other hand, United seem aware of all this, and they’re apparently expecting to enter negotiations with an offer of £55 million, plus add-ons potentially amounting to a total of £80 million. That seems far too low given Dortmund’s original stance, but the negotiations won’t start before the end of the week.

But if United lose to Leicester on Sunday and Chelsea don’t lose at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers at the same time, their hopes of landing Sancho would hinge on winning the Europa League. If that fails too, there might not be any talks at all.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.

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