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Man United’s inaction could see European giants enter the fray for 20-year-old top star

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Manchester United face Real Madrid and Barcelona threat in Jadon Sancho pursuit

According to The Mirror, Manchester United face a now or never moment to land English wonderkid Jadon Sancho.

The Borussia Dortmund star has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer. However, Dortmund’s refusal to lower their asking price has seen the negotiations lead nowhere.

United have not given up on signing the player and Ed Woodward remains confident that a deal can be agreed upon. Patience is usually a virtue but here, it could turn out to be our bane.

Manchester United face Real Madrid and Barcelona threat in Jadon Sancho pursuit
Manchester United will have to make a decision on Jadon Sancho

Dortmund not only extended Sancho’s contract until 2023 but delaying a move until next summer could draw in Barcelona and Real Madrid to bid for the player.

Such interest would benefit Dortmund who are keen to secure top dollar for their star winger. United, however, will suddenly go from having a clear field to a three-way tussle to secure the coveted 20-year-old.

According to the report, The Red Devils believe the development has been staged by Dortmund to force United’s hand this summer.

Ed Woodward cannot afford to drop the ball on Sancho
Ed Woodward cannot afford to drop the ball on Sancho

The club is not willing to spend more than £80million on Sancho. It pales with respect to Dortmund’s valuation worth £100million.

United believe their valuation is a fair price given the financial condition today. Teams around the world have been hit adversely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With thee years left on his contract, Dortmund are under no pressure to sell. Also, if Sancho keeps improving, there will be no shortage of bidders come next summer.

Jadon Sancho remains Manchester United's preferred choice
Jadon Sancho remains Manchester United’s preferred choice

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It appears that the ball is now in United’s court. With the new season just a month away, the club has so fr failed to land any of their targets.

United might well be right to assume Dortmund are attempting to force their hand this summer. However, if proven wrong, it could see us miss out on a golden opportunity to land a potential world-beater.

Ed Woodward has a decision to make. Every United fan will be watching on with bated breath.