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Jadon Sancho moving back to the Premier League with Manchester United is swiftly becoming the transfer saga of 2020. With the current year being so tough on everyone, this is one transfer sure to put a smile on the face of Manchester United fans. So, The United Devils has prepared the following summary of how this transfer has progressed over the past couple of weeks:
At the beginning of the CoVid-19 crisis, businesses in every walk of line took a hit, leading to rumours that clubs would start making transfers for lower sums of money. On 17th July, BBC Sport released an item claiming that Borussia Dortmund were staunch in their valuation of Jadon Sancho and unwilling to move their estimates, regardless of the financial situation.
Man Utd ‘in advanced talks’ with Jadon Sancho – 21st July
This was the big headline to hit the news sphere last week, with United facing off against Leicester City on the Sunday knowing that Champions League football would be crucial in luring Sancho. In the update above, we discovered that Borussia Dortmund had set an asking price of “in excess of £100m”, which would make Sancho the Premier League record transfer.
On 27th July, the Express revealed that Manchester United had avoided a financial penalty from Adidas, their main shirt sponsor, by finishing in the Premier League top four. Not only do they avoid this, but they can continue knowing that they are in for a major financial windfall following Champions League qualification. This will all help them in trying to make up the numbers to meet Dortmund’s aforementioned asking price.
The following day, The Express released the headline that all Manchester United fans have been wanting to read. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer marching into Ed Woodward’s office and throwing his weight around a little, demanding that Woodward sign his targets. It is very much a change from the days of Jose Mourinho, who very much just complained in the press rather than made his demands behind closed doors.
Another interesting piece of news for all Manchester United fans here to savour. One negative from the final day was that Aston Villa stayed up, meaning signing our other target Jack Grealish becomes much more difficult. However, now the news is that the powers that be at Old Trafford are now no longer so actively pursuing Grealish, instead focusing on the chase for Sancho. Hopefully, this means that they can sort the deal sometime before deadline day this time…
The 2020 transfer window is set to last ten weeks, but apparently Dortmund want this transfer over and done with well before it shuts. The news came yesterday, that Manchester United only have until 10th August to complete their deal for Sancho so that Dortmund have time to sign a replacement.
Today, the interest in the race to sign Jadon Sancho has absolutely skyrocketed, with several news outlets claiming that Manchester United have agreed an initial fee of £60m with Dortmund. This will, of course, be followed by add-ons, eventually increasing the price closer to the Bundesliga club’s valuation of the player, but it will be music to United fan’s ears that a fee has been agreed. Watch this space people, because this saga is just getting started!