Manchester United are on the verge of completing the signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund but with the imminent move comes acknowledging Manchester City’s part in it all.
Sancho left Pep Guardiola’s side in 2017 but City managed to negotiate a 15% sell-on clause in the sale four years ago, meaning a large chunk of the sum paid to Dortmund will instead go to the city rivals.
According to The Telegraph, Manchester United are closing in on signing Sancho this summer in a reported £77m deal, which would mean that roughly £10m would go straight into Manchester City’s pockets.
It is also believed that Manchester City had an option to match any accepted bid for the youngster but reports of interest from Guardiola’s team were dismissed last year.
Sancho is currently with England as they prepare for their round-of-16 tie with Germany – a loss and exit from the tournament could see the story accelerate.