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Transfer boost for Man United as Bundesliga giants are expected to honour agreement for English star

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Jadon Sancho remains United's top target

Ed Woodward to pursue Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho

According to David Ornstein of the Athletic, Ed Woodward is set to continue negotiations for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

United are also set to receive a boost in their pursuit as the Germans are expected to honour an agreement with the player. According to it, he will be permitted to leave if the club’s valuation is met.

The same was confirmed by Ornstein, who believes the player is still in line for a move this summer.

“Sancho was expecting to move this summer and there’s still a very high chance that will happen.” 

Ed Woodward to continue negotiations for Jadon Sancho
Manchester United are leading the race for Sancho

One of the best young players in world football, Sancho has gone from strength to strength at the Signal Iduna Park. The 20-year-old has scored 17 goals and has provided 19 assists in 36 appearances in all competitions. (h/t Transfermarkt)

Ornstein also went on to confirm that there is indeed an agreement between Sancho and Dortmund. He also expects the Germans to hold their end of the bargain if it comes to it.

United will, however, have to pay a king’s ransom to enforce the agreement. Dortmund expects no lesser than £107million for Sancho. Such an amount will comfortably shatter the record fee the Red Devils paid for Paul Pogba in 2016.

Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward
Ed Woodward is keen for the club to be competitive in the market

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to add to his attacking options in the summer. Having already brought in Bruno Fernandes, the addition of Sancho will take us up several levels.

Woodward had earlier claimed that United are not immune to the current financial crisis. Thankfully, he also went on to add that the club will be competitive in the upcoming window.

Signing Sancho will send that message out loud and clear.

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Just 20, Sancho is already one of the biggest names in European football. Signing him will be a statement of intent. United can show that even in the midst of a rebuild as we hold the clout to attract the best talents.