Manchester United’s long-term target Jadon Sancho looks like finally edging closer to a move to Old Trafford with various reports indicating the club have agreed terms with the player and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the funds to meet Dortmund’s asking price.
According to German outlet Sport De.1 Sancho and United have come to an agreement.
Whether United will pay the money to bring Sancho to the club remains to be confirmed but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reported to have set aside half of his Summer transfer budget to bring the former Man City star back to Manchester as he looks to confound the odds offered by a long list of online sportsbooks and take the Premier League trophy back to Old Trafford.
Sancho has been in fine form this season helping the German outfit to third in the Bundesliga, when at one point it looked highly unlikely they were going to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Last season United and Dortmund failed to agree a price, with Dortmund asking for around £120 million and United unwilling to pay that fee, especially in the middle of a pandemic, with a lack of match going fans hitting the club’s coffers – not as much as the Glazers have though, obviously.
If United can make Sancho one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s signings and get it done early in the window, it could go some way to quieting a lot of the anger fans feel towards the owners. Time will tell whether the signing of Sancho will be enough to stop more of the protests like the ones we’ve seen recently.
Results and trophies are one way to appease the fans, although many are still unhappy about the club’s finances and the state of Old Trafford, not to mention the fact the owner’s continue to take huge dividends. Sancho needs to be the start of something big and a true backing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, not just a solitary big signing aimed at keeping supporters happy.