The Europa League final is this week’s big event. But after that, talk will turn to a summer of transfers.
Win or lose in Gdansk, United have incentive to get it right, because the team clearly needs strengthening to reach the next level in the Premier League. Strides were made this season but finishing 12 points behind City still is not good enough.
So transfer reports are already heating up, and an intriguing one in The Telegraph makes a couple of big claims.
£75 million for Sancho?
Borussia Dortmund are expected to sanction a sale for Jadon Sancho for around £75 million, The Telegraph report.
This is a huge climbdown from the £108 million Dortmund demanded last summer.
It is a deal which is truly too good for United to refuse. The club have flirted with the idea of signing Sancho for the past two years, and now is the time to actually commit.
One interesting point in the report claims United players have lobbied Solskjaer privately to look at signing Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish.
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The report states despite this, Sancho is United’s first choice. Our opinion is that his £75 million asking price would probably make him cheaper than what Villa would demand for Grealish too.
German newspaper BILD report this summer will be Borussia Dortmund’s ‘final goodbye’ to Jadon Sancho.
Keeping Erling Haaland is Dortmund’s priority and Sancho is seen as an acceptable sale, in the knowledge they cannot keep the wantaway winger another season.
BILD claim Dortmund have chosen a replacement, targeting Lille winger Jonathan Ikone.
The stage seems set for United to do a deal. But first the Europa League final is the priority.
After that, whatever the result, it could be important for United to try and strike a quickfire deal, especially when the fee of just £75 million is being touted.
Even if United end up paying around £85 million, if that is a more realistic price, it will still represent great value.
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