Jadon Sancho expected to take iconic squad number as Man United edge towards deal with Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho could take the iconic number 7 shirt if he completes his transfer to Manchester United.

The England international’s proposed move to Old Trafford looks like it could be on the cards, with BILD suggesting a deal could be struck soon between the two clubs.

The Daily Mirror claim Sancho will take the number 7 jersey from the departing Alexis Sanchez.

Sancho is a world-class player who is ready for a stage like Old Trafford.

As for Sanchez, I think there’s two of them. One who we remember from his days at Barcelona and Arsenal, and another who rocked up at Old Trafford as a complete flop.

In more recent times, a number of United flops have worn the number 7. Angel Di Maria is another notable big name signing who took the squad number and ultimately failed to reach the heights expected after his arrival.

At least Sancho could arrive at United with his best years ahead of him — something we knew was never going to be case when signing Sanchez.

Sancho, 20, already wears the number 7 at Dortmund so it shouldn’t weigh him down like it has for other players.

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