Jadon Sancho set to be the third-highest earner at Manchester United

Jadon Sancho set to be the third-highest earner at Manchester United

According to The Mirror, Manchester United are set to make Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho one of their top earners this summer.

This is the second time in two summers that the Red Devils are making a move for the English winger. Having missed out on him last summer, it appears that we are close to finally landing our man.

Both clubs are closing in on an £80m agreement to sign the England star after positive talks between United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and his Dortmund counterpart Hans Joachim-Watzke.

Jadon Sancho set to be the third-highest earner at Manchester United
Manchester United inching closer towards securing Jadon Sancho

One of the best young players in European football, Sancho will arrive at Old Trafford to much hype. United are also ready to put their wallet where their mouth is and will compensate Sancho accordingly.

According to the report, the 21-year-old will net a massive £250,000 per week in a deal that will run for the next five years. This puts him only behind David de Gea and Paul Pogba in the Red Devils’ wage bill.

De Gea is United’s highest earner, raking in a massive £375,000 per week. Star midfielder Paul Pogba comes second at £290,000-per-week. Sancho’s wages puts him on par with Anthony Martial, whose future at the club remains uncertain. (h/t The Mirror)

Jadon Sancho set to be the third-highest earner at Manchester United. (GETTY Images)
David de Gea is United’s top earner. (GETTY Images)

Sancho will also earn more than Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and captain Harry Maguire. This is significant given that the former two are our top goalscorers and assist getters from last season. The latter is the defensive lynchpin and the skipper.

United are putting an awful load of faith in a player who is still developing as a player. It remains to be seen just how well he can develop at the Theatre of Dreams.

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Sancho meanwhile is enjoying an unhappy spell with England at the Euros. He has played a grand total of six minutes in the group stage and appears to be consigned to the bench. Whether he will play a bigger role against Germany remains to be seen.