The Never-Ending Transfer Saga Continues: Jadon Sancho

Manchester United went into the 2020/21 summer transfer market with Jadon Sancho as their priority target. For what is expected to be the biggest signing of the summer, everyone knew that this deal wasn’t going to be easy. Borussia Dortmund has been ever-adamant on the €120 million price tag they’ve set for Sancho, while Manchester United continue to apply their “negotiation tactics”.
Let’s have a look at how this saga has been developing…

I’ve prepared a Twitter Thread of how the Sancho deal has developed since the start of the summer transfer window

Manchester United have been the only club vying for the signature of the mercurial talent this window due to the financial strains on other clubs. As soon as the transfer window kicked-off Manchester United fans were bombarding messages to one of the most credible journalists, Fabrizio Romano, asking about the development of the Sancho deal. Borussia Dortmund had set an early deadline for Manchester United as Sancho was due to return to training in Germany on 10th July. But the clubs couldn’t reach an agreement on the payment details in the given time period and Sancho returned to Germany. After being in ‘advanced talks’ since early July, the transfer came to a standstill with both parties unable to reach an agreement. The fanbase started getting divided and opinionated on whether Manchester United will be able to secure the services of the explosive Englishman.
The comments made by Borussia Dortmund Sporting Director, Michael Zorc, were supposed to make United fans shake off the thought of acquiring Sancho, but ironically, that gave us a boost as Zorc had made similar comments before the transfers of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ousmane Dembele. It has always been clear that Jadon Sancho would like a move to The Theatre of Dreams. Personal terms have never been an issue, in contrast to some reports coming in a few weeks ago stating that the agent fees and the player’s wage demands are arousing problems in the transfer. Transfer talks were supposed to pick up pace after the UEFA Nations League games, and there have been a few developments. But, the clubs have reportedly decided to move on with the proceedings in a more secretive manner for peaceful conduct, as a lot of news was being leaked regarding the transfer details.
I think it’s completely justified for Sancho to not put in a transfer request or protest against the club that gave him the platform to become the player he is today. Reportedly, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been in constant contact with the talented winger. According to reports, the gaffer has told Sancho that he believes his switch to Old Trafford will be completed soon, while the Englishman has been keen to become a key part of the project under Solskjaer.

To be honest, everything is settled with the player. It all depends on the clubs now. Dortmund insists on the €120 million price tag, while Manchester United have been refraining to pay up the amount. I don’t think the “negotiation tactics” we’re trying to apply by saying that we could walk away from the deal or that we’re looking at alternatives would work as Dortmund are under no pressure to sell Sancho.

The fact that we could’ve easily done this deal as soon as the player got off international duty and would’ve been ready for our opener against Crystal Palace is really annoying. It shows a clear lack of intent and desire for the club to prosper from the owners. While the monetary benefits are always given more importance by the owners, we’ve also been a victim of complacency in negotiations.
At the moment, this saga seems to be dragging on right until the deadline day of the transfer window, ie, 5th October.


Do you think we can get Jadon Sancho?
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