Ed Woodward confident of striking an agreement for Jadon Sancho
It has been a frustrating summer from the perspective of a Manchester United fan. Chelsea have had a dream transfer window so far, while the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool have all strengthened significantly as well.
However, Manchester United have spent the entire summer chasing the signing of Sancho from Dortmund. However, all of the club’s efforts have proved futile, with the Germans standing firm on their £108m valuation.
And although United are looking at alternatives, it is being claimed that Ed Woodward is confident of striking an agreement with Dortmund over reducing their asking price for the England international. (h/t Express)
The confidence is likely to have stemmed from the fact that Dortmund played hard-ball in a similar manner with Barcelona before offloading Ousmane Dembele in 2017.
The Bundesliga giants resorted to similar tactics in negotiations with Arsenal as well over the transfer of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. So Woodward is assured that an agreement can be brokered before the transfer deadline day of October 5. (h/t Express)
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It is clear that the squad lacks quality depth in the attack. Being over-reliant on Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood could see United being left behind by the other clubs.
Going into the season with Donny van de Beek as the only new addition to the squad would pretty much undo all the good work the club did over the second half of the last season.
Woodward may be confident about the possibility of a deal for Sancho. But it remains to be seen if it transpires into an actual transfer.