Manchester United will not sign any other ‘high-profile’ players if their pursuit of Jadon Sancho is successful this summer, according to retired footballer and well-connected journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft.
Fjortoft has been informing United fans with regular updates on the Borussia Dortmund star, who is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s prime target in the summer transfer window.
Solskjaer needs to bolster his attacking options as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title, and there is little doubt that the addition of an elite forward like Sancho would take United to the next level.
But a deal to sign the England international is not straight forward, particularly given the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
BBC Sport report that while Sancho remains Solskjaer’s number one target, United and Dortmund are still some way off in their valuations for the player with the Bundesliga side holding out for around £100m.
If met, that £100m price tag will take up a huge amount of United’s revised spending budget this summer and limit the ability to bring in players in other areas that require strengthening.
I understand Sancho is the main and only target for Manchester United this window. If they get Sancho no other big profile will be signed.
Sancho is seen as the key-factor to take them to the next level
— Jan Aage Fjortoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 (@JanAageFjortoft) August 7, 2020
This is noted by Fjortoft in his update tweet on Friday morning, where he suggests no other elite player will be brought in if Sancho is signed.
The news will be understandable for fans who are aware United must commit a huge fee to Sancho to get the deal over the line.
But it will also be equally frustrating as there are plenty of other areas that need addressing within the squad for Solskjaer to complete his rebuild.
United still need a top-class central defender and would benefit from another creative midfield option in the mould of Jack Grealish.
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