Manchester United have decided they won’t make Jadon Sancho their record signing this summer, reports say. The Red Devils are eager to land the England international, who has dazzled in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund. But they won’t be paying more than £89million for the 20-year-old.
Manchester United’s interest in Sancho has been well-documented, with it common knowledge that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would love to bring the England international to Old Trafford.
The 20-year-old has been spectacular for Borussia Dortmund this season, scoring 14 goals and registering 15 assists across all competitions.
United are currently at the front of the queue when it comes to signing Sancho.
But Bleacher Report claim the Red Devils are unwilling to make him their record signing at the club.
Back in 2016, United paid £89m to re-sign Paul Pogba from Juventus – four years after the France international had quit the club as a free agent.
And they supposedly feel that, if they’re able to land Sancho for closer to £86m, that would be a good result.
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However, there’s a sense that the player’s price tag may drop further due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
United chief Ed Woodward has already warned fans that they, like other clubs across the globe, aren’t expecting this summer to be business as normal.
“We will continue looking for more ways of supporting those in need for as long as the pandemic continues,” said Woodward recently.
“Everyone is grappling with the economic realities of the pandemic and we are no different. The longer the crisis continues the greater the impact will be for every club, including ourselves.
“But it is important to acknowledge the part played by our successful business in allowing us to fulfil our social responsibilities. We have always believed that our commercial model gives us greater resilience than most clubs.
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“We are eager to see the team return to the field as soon as we are advised it is safe to do so.
“And while it may be that games need to be played behind closed doors in the shorter term, we all recognise that football will not be fully back to normal until supporters are once again in attendance.”
Real Madrid and Barcelona have also been tipped to sign Sancho.
But United feel they’re frontrunners and, despite the current pandemic, are still hopeful of bringing him to Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports pundit Dharmesh Sheth recently claimed that United may need to sell players before buying this summer.
Speaking about Sancho and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, he said: “Well signing two players, for what would be close to £200million, would then require them to generate money with sales.
“And then the name of Paul Pogba, once again, rears its head.
“So I think for United to sign both Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish it would require players leaving the football club for substantial amounts of money as well.
“But make no mistake, Jack Grealish is one of a number of midfielders that Manchester United are looking at this summer.”
United are prepared to give Sancho the club’s famous No 7 shirt.
It was last worn by Alexis Sanchez, who toiled for 18 months before joining Inter Milan on loan back in the summer.
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