Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown has backed the club’s pursuit of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho this summer, with the Red Devils appearing set to land their primary target.
The Reds are looking to bolster their squad after coming up short in the Premier League and Europa League, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went another full season without a trophy.
In order for our fortunes to change next season, we need to be more aggressive in the transfer market.
United have made a second bid to sign Sancho this week, with the Bundesliga outfit understood to be considering the offer and possibly holding out for more money.
Speaking to the Webby and O’Neill YouTube channel, Brown said he wants United to get the Sancho deal over the line.
“I think he is someone that we need if I’m being honest. Is the price right? The price is never right when you come to Manchester United but if you really want the player then you have to pay for it. I’m pretty sure Dortmund will just sit there, like they have with a few other players as well, until someone comes up with that.
“Negotiations are still happening, but I’m sure if we really want him this season we’ll get him.”
Brown was also asked about Sergio Ramos, who confirmed last week that he will be leaving Real Madrid after 16 successive years with the club. He thinks it could be a perfect short-term option – but with Raphael Varane seemingly on his way out on Madrid, surely it would be a let-down?
“He’d [Ramos] be a great addition, but let’s be honest it’s not the long-term solution is it?
“He’s 36 now and I saw him in the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea and you can see his legs have gone a tiny bit. But that’s what happens when you get to that age. Again, I still think he’d be a good addition but it’s not probably the long-term solution.”