Jadon Sancho reportedly remains a priority target for Manchester United in the summer transfer window, despite the fantastic form of Mason Greenwood on the right-hand side of attack.
Greenwood has earned high praise for his emergence this season, and he has particularly shone since the restart, scoring three times on his last two Premier League outings.
The teenage sensation has progressed through the academy ranks as a striker, but is providing a worthy goalscoring option for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the right-wing and his ruthless finishing is quickly making him a new undroppable.
It’s been a superb breakthrough season for Greenwood, who has netted 15 times in all competitions this term. His emergence has been so impressive that some fans have even suggested that the need for a word-class forward such as Jadon Sancho has now diminished.
But United need strength in depth in their attacking options and Borussia Dortmund star Sancho is the kind of elite player that can take the frontline to the next level.
And according to the Evening Standard, the England international remains a key target for United this summer despite the implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Standard’s report claims United’s interest in the player is genuine, but the sticking point remains the financial agreement between the two clubs.
It is claimed that the most likely way a deal can be thrashed out is if the clubs can agree on a structured settlement of around £100m with heavily incentivised add-ons.
A deal to sign Sancho would be a huge coup for United this summer, particularly in a period where clubs they are hoping to close the gap on will be more reluctant to spend.