Man Utd have Jadon Sancho transfer concern and want deal done ‘before next weekend’
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Manchester United are concerned that Jadon Sancho’s performances for England at Euro 2020 will increase his transfer value, according to reports.
The Red Devils are desperate for the Borussia Dortmund star to fill the void on the right of their attack.
This will be the second consecutive summer that United have tried to sign Sancho. The financial restraints thrust upon football by the pandemic meant that the Old Trafford outfit felt unwilling to strike a deal last summer.
But United are widely understood to think the transfer is possible this year.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was unconvinced by his options on the right flank last season.
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The Norwegian settled on Mason Greenwood for the latter half of the campaign but the England forward is naturally a striker.
Daniel James was at times used in the position but failed to sufficiently impress enough to keep his place.
Marcus Rashford sometimes played on the right but is more comfortable on the left.
Sancho is the player United want to upgrade their options in the position having taken the Bundesliga by storm over the last three years.
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The 21-year-old has scored 50 goals and assisted a further 64 in just 157 appearances for Dortmund since arriving from Manchester City in 2017.
United are believed to think a deal is possible at around £70million. However, The Athletic claim that the Premier League runners-up are concerned that Sancho’s performances with England at Euro 2020 will increase his value and want the deal wrapped up ahead of the tournament.
Sancho was named as part of Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad and is set to be a key player.
He has never quite replicated his Dortmund form in a Three Lions shirt, scoring three times in 18 caps.
But there remains the possibility that Euro 2020 could be the stage for him to break onto the international scene if he and England are successful.
South London-born Sancho could arrive at United as part of a busy window.
Solskjaer wants at least three additions. Alongside a winger, a centre-back partner for Harry Maguire is a necessity. The 48-year-old has also asked for a central midfielder.
“Of course, we’re planning as we normally do, that’s an ongoing process,” Solskjaer said after the 2-1 win over Wolves on the final day of the Premier League season.
“We’re looking at the squad and I hope we’re going to strengthen with two or three players [who] we definitely need to challenge higher up in the table.
“We’re still too far behind to think it’s just going to come by itself.
“We’ve had a few players on loan that might come back in. There is interest in a few others going out. You want to come out of the transfer window strengthened. It’s difficult to say, I can’t see too many outgoings.”
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