Jadon Sancho could cost Manchester United £26.5 million less than Borussia Dortmund's earlier demanding price. Despite extensive talks, United were unable to conclude a deal for Sancho last summer. Dortmund set an asking fee of £108m, a sum that the Red Devils refused to pay. This led to the Englishmen slowing down their pursuit of the player until his value has been reduced.
Even though they missed out on the attacker in the waiting game, this might change this summer, especially as a result of yet another strong campaign in the Bundesliga by the star. Sancho participated in a total of 20 Bundesliga goals during the season. After the first difficult start of the campaign, Edin Terzic's remarkable comeback led to Dortmund's late sprint to qualify for the Champions League and to win the DFB Cup.
However, after a reported big loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the German giants are currently in a perilous position. While the club has the means to hold both its key players in Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, if either one of them decides to leave Signal Iduna Park, they won't stand in his way.
Sancho available for a cheaper fee than before
Manchester United were told that the signing of Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund would cost them £81.5 million. Now, the Bundesliga side have set a new asking price for the 21-year-old English winger, which could see the Reds save an enormous £26.5m.
If the deal goes through, it would jump ahead the £80m fee paid to Leicester City for Harry Maguire two years ago to become the most expensive transfer made by United. It was the Italian well-respected and highly reliable Sky Sport Italia journalist, Fabrizio Romano who reported that the Premier League team have begun talks with the player and his agents once again.
The striker could sign a five-year contract until 2026, with Man Utd's arch-rivals Liverpool pulling out of the race due to not being able to meet the player's demands. Uk tabloid The Mirror adds that the Old Trafford club would rather divide the final cost into several smaller installments, than pay the full price.