Borussia Dortmund were willing to accept a late bid for Manchester United target Jadon Sancho
The Red Devils’ pursuit of the English winger was the saga of the summer window. The Bundesliga side stayed firm on their asking price, much to United’s chagrin.
Dortmund were keen to secure £108m from Sancho’s sale. Despite expectations that they would crack, they held firm, with the player now still at the club.
The player for his part stayed cool throughout the saga. He was not averse to joining United and was willing to pen a five-year deal with the club.
Ornstein confirms that Dortmund were actually willing to let go of Sancho, towards the closing stages of the transfer window. This however saw them seeking more than their initial asking price for the winger.
“I was even told by some contacts that even as late as the end of the window, United were to come up with an offer of €140million (£127m) or €150m (or £136m), Dortmund might well consider a sale.”
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen to land the 20-year-old but instead signed Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan will now wear the No.7 shirt that was being saved for the England international.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano also claimed that United were just a step away from completing the transfer.
Unfortunately, we did not see it through and the player will remain at Dortmund at least until January.
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It remains to be seen if United have lost their best opportunity to land the winger. The likes of Liverpool and Bayern Munich are expected to make their move when the window response next summer.