Manchester United are in a race against time to complete the signing of Jadon Sancho before England start their Euro 2020 campaign against Croatia on June 13. The winger has been heavily linked with a move back to Manchester and it’s now looking likely that he will join the red side.
It was revealed yesterday that talks between Dortmund and United were positive and that there was a certain optimism surrounding the move, as opposed to last summer when the German club were intent on holding on to their star.
Borussia Dortmund demanded €120 million to sanction a sale last summer, a figure United are believed to have ‘balked’ at. But with one less year on his contract now, Dortmund are prepared to let him go for just €90m. It could mean that United’s decision to not pursue Sancho into the final hour last year has proved to be smart business, potentially saving €30m in the process.
And with talks progressing, details around Jadon Sancho’s potential contract has emerged. According to Fabrizio Romano, a 5-year contract until 2026 is being presented and agreements from last year will carry over. Personal terms with the player is not believed to be an issue as they were mostly completed in negotiations prior to last season.
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Romano also claims that United have re-started talks with the players entourage over personal terms, having direct contact with his camp.
The longest transfer saga involving United since Wesley Sneijder could finally be coming to an end but United will want to have it wrapped up before the Euro’s and not risk a potential spike in value. England will also be keen to have the issue sorted to avoid distractions.