Manchester United are desperate for the Dortmund star.
United have had conveyed an antique tendency of playing direct or fluid counter-attacking football. Maybe it was Sir Alex Ferguson’s successful tenure of 26 years that saw United won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles, and helped him materialise the particular way of playing football at the red side of Manchester.
However, after Sir Alex left the prestigious club, the club had seen a slight drop in relation to their identity and the style of playing football until Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, club’s former striker and a well-known artist of Fergie’s 1999 treble-winning side, took over the helm.
The aim for the club legend now is to revive United’s supreme hegemony and move them back to the top of European football. However, we all know that it is an Everest-esque task for a manager who has not managed a club of United’s stature before.
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While Solskjaer’s first summer at the club saw the arrival of several defensive options, it is expected that his second could focus more on luring down some attacking prodigies.
And considering the high stakes of the next season, it is obvious to say that one of the main targets is going to be Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
Dortmund star has been on United’s radar for a while now. His recent performances in Germany have caught an eye of Solskjaer and the club management, and it is believed that they are ready to break the banks to land Sancho at ‘The Theater of Dreams’ this summer.
Sancho, who has scored 17 goals and provided 17 assists for Dortmund in his scintillating 2019-20 Bundesliga season, could fill United’s right-wing left vacant for years now.
Speaking on an interview, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc claimed:
“It is clear that we are concerned [about Sancho’s situation]. But I don’t want to talk about that now.”
On Sunday morning, Germany’s one of the most reliable journalists Christian Falk tweeted this out on his social media handle:
With Sancho’s contract with Dortmund set to expire in June 2022, the Black and White are in no hurry to sell one of their aspiring superstars. Though, amidst the financial conundrum followed up by the coronavirus pandemic, a lucrative offer, considered to be over €100 million, would enough to seal the dream move for both parties.
Whether Sancho puts stay at Signal Iduna Park or forces his way out of the club remains to be seen. On the other hand, It would be interesting to see how Man United manage the situation in the coming weeks.
Do you think Sancho would join United this summer?