Manchester United are reportedly preparing to take full advantage of Borussia Dortmund’s precarious financial situation by lining up a £50m bid for long-term target Jadon Sancho.
Sancho, 20, emerged as a transfer target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the English forward enjoyed a hugely successful Bundesliga campaign last time out.
The young attacker, who made the pioneering switch to Germany’s top-flight after departing Man City’s youth academy in 2017, has been a mainstay in the Black and Yellow’s first-team since his debut in 2018.
Most impressively though, during Sancho’s breakthrough campaign last season, the 20-year-old winger featured in 44 matches, in all competitions and racked up a whopping 40 direct goal contributions.
In light of the English winger’s continued and inspired form, Dortmund reportedly slapped a huge price-tag on his head, rumoured to be north of £100m, as per the Times.
Despite the relentless links and ongoing speculation, Sancho’s proposed move to United failed to materialised, forcing the Englishman to remain at Dortmund for at least one more season.
However, as this season’s summer window edges closer, the latest in the ongoing saga comes from Eurosport who claim the Red Devils’ hierarchy are preparing to test Dortmund’s resolve.
Dortmund’s financial figures were recently released which showed two-quarterly losses amounting to nearly £30m and according to Eurosport, United could use that to their advantage.
It has been claimed that Ed Woodward and co. are considering making an offer of just £50m for Sancho during the summer, almost half what they offered just over six-months ago, as per Sky Sports.
Although on the face of it, it does seem audacious, Dortmund’s huge losses at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be underestimated.
It has recently been claimed the German outfit are prepared to shave £20m off their asking price (Sport Bild via the Daily Mirror) in an attempt to raise funds, but surely a £20m saving is as far as their generosity will stretch?
It goes without saying though, should the club’s hierarchy pull this off, it will be one of, if not, the, smartest long-term transfer strategies, potentially ever.