Manchester United ‘very close’ to perfect £53m Jadon Sancho alternative

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Manchester United may have found the perfect Sancho alternative.

It’s everywhere in the media. All over the news. Plastered over Twitter and Facebook. It’s an all consuming saga and one Manchester United fans dream about at night. The prospect of Jadon Sancho coming to Old Trafford is mouthwatering.

The Borussia Dortmund winger is one of the most hyped footballers at the moment. And for the right reasons, Sancho’s numbers are incredible this season. 20 goals and 20 assists in just 40 games is the stuff of dreams. They are numbers only the very best players in the world reach.

At just 20 years of age, Sancho has the potential to surpass his already impressive feats by tenfolds. The England international has been tipped as a long term heir to the current Messi and Ronaldo hegemony for the FIFA Best Player of the Year Award.

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Understandably, Borussia Dortmund are well aware of Jadon Sancho’s talent and are unwilling to let him go on the cheap. The steep price the German club are demanding for Sancho’s services might not be feasible even for the Red Devils however. With the uncertainty of the financial market and lots of clubs losing money, United cannot afford to spend frivolously.

Fortunately, it seems the club have already lined-up some alternatives instead of Jadon Sancho.

According to Quditiano Sportivo via Sport Witness Manchester United are edging closer to completing a deal for Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa. The deal would be worth around 60 million Euros which is roughly £53 million.

That is almost half of what Borussia Dortmund are demanding for Jadon Sancho and for that reason Chiesa could be the perfect option.

Just like Sancho, the 22 year old Italian winger has been catching eyes with his impressive performances over the last few seasons. The son of a former Fiorentina star, Federico Chiesa has already started to make his own name in the game and has become a fan favourite at his boyhood club.

Blessed with pace, agility and the ability to slalom past defences with ease, Federico Chiesa could be ideal for the way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer likes to play.

The Italian international is still young with plenty of time to improve. He is one of the most highly rated players in his country.

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