Where Man Utd’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho is stalling

Manchester United are confident of signing England winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer, but the latest holdout relates to negotiations with the player’s camp over personal terms and an acceptable agent fee.

United have yet to agree a transfer fee with Dortmund, who have publicly insisted Sancho is not leaving the club this summer, but the lines of communication have never stopped.

Sancho has 40 combined goals and assists for Dortmund in 2019/20 / TF-Images/Getty Images

ESPN’s latest on the story says the current issue centers on a ‘wide gulf’ between expectations from the player’s camp when it comes to personal terms and United’s approach to the situation. The Old Trafford club also consider the agent’s fee to be very high.

Dortmund are allowed to speak to Sancho’s representatives. Despite the public outcry from the Bundesliga, agreeing a transfer fee could be the more straightforward part of the deal, assuming player negotiations are ultimately successful and it gets to that stage.

The Athletic reported that United’s failure to win a trophy this season has the potential to push the club’s owners into action in the transfer market, with the club’s hierarchy feeling more relaxed about recruitment if silverware. The vessel made its way to Old Trafford.

With three semi-final exits in 2019/20 and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refusing to turn to his substitutes until late in the Europa League semi-final against Sevilla due to a lack of real options, it is entirely It is clear that the squad needs strengthening ahead of next season.

Co-chairman Joel Glazer is said to be taking a dig at United when it comes to Sancho Dele, with concerns over Dortmund’s €120m (£108m) salary cap plus asking price and any A commission is required. paid

Despite Glazer’s concerns over money, it has been pointed out that even in the current environment where United’s finances have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, club ‘insiders’ still consider Sancho worth €120m. are because they can easily become stars at the top. of your sport by 2030.

If United want the deal to go through, they will have to loosen the strings. Failure to finally build on what has been a promising season in 2019/20 would be a major step backwards.

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