Ed Woodward played vital role in Man United’s agreement to sign Sancho

Although their pursuit took two years, Manchester United appear to finally signed Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho – their number one transfer target. However, following lengthy back and forth negotiations, it has recently been reported that United’s vice-executive chairman Ed Woodward stepped in to get the deal across the line.

That’s according to a recent report from The Athletic, who claims the soon-to-be resigned United official played a hugely important role in the signing of Sancho.

Last summer saw the Red Devils fail to sign the winger, however, the same period of time also saw talks go through Sancho’s agent Emeka Obasi and independent intermediary Marco Lichtsteiner.

In a desperate attempt to ensure a deal this year would not fail again, Woodward reportedly stepped in to take charge.

It has also been noted that Woodward and Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke were in frequent contact, mostly over messaging service WhatsApp.

As per the club’s official website, Sancho will undergo a full medical after this summer’s Euros end and assuming all is well, will then be unveiled as United’s first signing of the summer.

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