It is probably the worst kept secret in football that Manchester United want to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. Despite the Reds’ relentless pursuit of the talented Englishman, with just three weeks left in the transfer window, a move is looking increasingly more unlikely to materialise. However, some historic uncovered comments made by the Dortmund winger could hint that there is still some hope to get a deal over the line.
Sancho, 20, emerged as United’s number-one transfer target earlier this year after enjoying a stunning breakthrough campaign last season after being directly involved in 40 goals in just 44 appearances in all competitions.
Borussia Dortmund’s valuation of their exciting attacker is believed to be a whopping £108m, a fee which is proving difficult to navigate given the current COVID-19 financial concerns, as per The Times.
However, despite the ongoing negotiations with the deal appearing on one minute then off the next, United fans can perhaps take some hope from some historic praise Sancho had for United’s golden-boy, Marcus Rashford.
Comments made by Sancho last year have been uncovered by the Daily Star where the youngster, speaking on Dortmund’s YouTube Channel said: “Luckily enough I’ve got great people around me to keep me grounded and humble.
“I’m grateful that I’ve got them around me telling me I’m not doing enough – there’s the likes of [Kylian] Mbappe doing crazy things at PSG.
“They are the kind of people I need to compete with as he’s so young and so am I.
“That always pushes me when I see Mbappe and Marcus Rashford doing well because I know they are probably looking at me and seeing what I’m doing and it’s probably pushing them.
“It’s good to see other young players doing well.”
The latest in the ongoing saga came from the Telegraph on Sunday which claims the United hierarchy are losing hope they will be able to conclude a deal for Sancho are instead forced to consider alternatives.