03/07/2021; 11:56 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund have been in negotiation for what has seemed an inordinate amount of time over the transfer of Jadon Sancho. Itd last season, and after much ado about nothing, an agreement was not able to be reached. This pre-season, however, has been different. With Dortmund having a gentlemen's agreement in place that if an acceptable bid was received, they would allow him to leave, Manchester United has swooped.
An agreement has been reached between the two clubs of a transfer price in the region of circa £73 million for the signing of Jadon Sancho. The 21-year-old has been a long-term goal for Manchester United, and Sky Sports has reported that personal terms have now been agreed as well. Sancho is currently with the England squad at Euro 2020 and will only be able to undergo a medical at Manchester United once his duties with the national team are completed.
This transfer will play a significant part in assisting United in securing their long-term transfer objective of improving their attacking threat, for a price that was lower than the £108 million appraisals put on Sancho last summer, which was a significant reduction. Sancho, who had progressed via the loan route while he was on the books of Manchester City until his move to Dortmund. Since then, they have assisted him in developing into one of the most promising young players in global football.
In his first season at Dortmund, 21-year-old Sancho was able to take the place of Christian Pulisic from his first-team position at the club, and he then went on to appear in 137 matches for the German club scoring 50 goals in his incredibly successful but brief tenure at the club.
Manchester United, after finishing second in the Premier League last season, has been eager to improve on that performance and make up some of that gap between them and the champions Manchester City. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasntified many important areas of the team that need reinforcement, which includes improving the "goals for" column as well as keeping more clean sheets. The acquisition of a central defender will be the priority in the coming months.
With the signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United will be able to bolster their offensive options. The potential for a Rashford – Cavani – Sancho offensive front three will allow Solskjaer to mix and match and rotate across the front line. However, when the top clubs in the Premier League come calling, expect all three to be in theng lineup, leaving the opponents with more to worry about in defence than in attack.