Glazers unwilling to pay asking price for Jadon Sancho
United are extremely keen on signing the 20-year-old wonderkid. However, negotiations have hit a standstill, with the club refusing to pay Dortmund’s £108m asking price.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected a number of clubs adversely and United are no exception. With football taking place behind closed doors, the Red Devils are losing at least £4m in matchday revenue per game.
With packed stadiums unlikely in the near future, United have made use of a £140m credit facility from Bank of America to offset their losses.
As per the report, Glazer is reluctant to pay the fee plus Sancho’s wages and commission payments. Although a number of people at the club rate Sancho, whether a deal can be agreed upon remains to be seen.
The 20-year-old is one of the best young players in the world. The England international has shown that he has the attributes to become a world-beater in the future.
An opportunity missed?
The opportunity to sign him should not be dismissed out of hand. Given his age and talent, Sancho can become the mainstay of a United side for years to come.
United’s loss in the Europa League to Sevilla exposed a number of deficiencies in the squad. The biggest of them has to be the lack of options on the bench and quality in key areas.
The addition of Sancho will be a lift to the United squad that looks fatigued after an exerting season. It also offers us strength in depth at least as far as the front three is concerned.
The prospect of undergoing a long season without enough cover will prove to be a daunting experience for our squad. With the new Premier League season fast approaching, we will need to get going in our efforts to sign players.
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Despite the financial difficulties, United must do what they can to land Sancho. Owing to the financial condition, United at this point of time appear to have a clear run at the player. Not taking advantage of this situation could come to bite us in the future.