Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opens up on Borussia Dortmund’s stance on Jadon Sancho
The 20-year-old has emerged as United’s top transfer priority this summer. However, Dortmund have insisted that the player will be staying and will not be permitted to make a move in this window.
This came after the August 10 deadline set by Dortmund passed by without United making an official offer.
Sancho was a part of the Dortmund squad that flew to Switzerland as the preparations for next season gather pace. The Germans also tweeted out a photo of the flying winger in what appeared to be a sly dig at United.
Speaking after the win against Copenhagen, Solskjaer remained coy on the transfer saga that now looks to stretch on.
“I can’t comment on other team’s players, I can’t do that.”
The Norwegian refused to be drawn out into voicing what he really thinks. Although it shows his professionalism as a manager, it is also notable to observe that he did not deny that the deal is off.
Need to make haste!
Adding a right-winger is a priority for United this summer. There are few players in that position better than Sancho. Given his young age and seemingly limitless potential, he is an ideal long-term candidate for the club to sign.
At this moment in time, United appear to have a fee run at Sancho with a number of rivals lacking the finances to do so. It will be foolhardy for us to give them an opportunity to enter the race at a later stage.
With the start of next season just over a month away, it is imperative that United settle the saga once and for all.
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