Manchester United are ‘frustrated’ with football agent Marco Lichtsteiner, brother of former Juventus and Arsenal defender Stephan, who has been hired by Borussia Dortmund as an intermediary to work on the Jadon Sancho deal.
A report in the Manchester Evening News claims United are annoyed by the slow pace of negotiations with Dortmund through the agent.
Prior to United’s Europa League quarter-final win over FC Copenhagen, mixed reports hit the media about Sancho’s future. First The Independent suggested Borussia Dortmund were not budging on their ‘unrealistic’ demands over the transfer fee, then the club’s sporting director stated that Sancho will be playing for the Bundesliga side next season.
It was only a matter of time before United’s side of the story would be leaked, and it looks like the MEN have some of that information already (reporter credit: Samuel Luckhurst)
Unless you’ve been liven under a rock you’d be of the opinion that Sancho is United’s primary target in this summer’s transfer window. It’s August but the transfer window runs into October, yet some outlets would have you believe that Dortmund set the Reds a deadline of Aug 10 to get a deal over the line, although The Independent report linked above claims that seemed ‘artificial’ from United’s point of view.
It wouldn’t be right not to describe recent events as circus like. Easily know this is why it’s called silly season.
If United are wary of Dortmund playing games and getting an intermediary involved to make matters more difficult, as well as demanding a huge transfer fee during the COVID-19 pandemic, who’d blame them for playing hardball? Dortmund don’t want an unhappy player who feels he’s been priced out of a move. That would make Sancho an inconvenience at the Westfalenstadion.
Dortmund manager Lucien Favre, who already shown frustration with Sancho last season, could do without that.
They were quick to troll United on Twitter tonight, but if Sancho wants a move he should respond by handing in a transfer request. Now.
You love to see it 😁 pic.twitter.com/RK0rFmngyt
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) August 10, 2020
That would be funny.