According to journalist Ben Jacobs, Manchester United is not willing to sell Jadon Sancho just yet. The 21-year-old forward arrived at Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund last summer for a fee that could rise to £73 million, but he has struggled to make an impact in his debut season.
There have been rumours that United may look to cash in on Sancho to generate funds for other transfers, particularly for a new striker. However, Jacobs believes that is not the case at this point in time.
Jacobs explained that Sancho has been given a clear challenge to prove himself, get consistent game time, stay fit, and get back to his best to justify his price tag. The journalist believes that the situation will be reassessed once again after a slightly longer period of time, balanced against any other incomings in and around his position.
"“I know we’ve heard a lot of rumours about Manchester United potentially cashing in [on Sancho] somehow, in order to generate funds because they’re obviously looking for quite a big outlay, particularly with a more defined forward. But I don’t think that’s the case, at this point,” Jacobs stated.“Sancho has been given a clear challenge to get consistent game time, stay fit and get back to his best and live up to his price tag.“And then after a slightly longer period of time and balanced against any other incomings in and around his position, things will be assessed once again.”Source GIVEMESPORT"
United fans and pundits alike have been critical of Sancho’s performances this season, with some suggesting that the club made a mistake by investing such a large sum of money in him. However, Jacobs believes that it is too early to write off the England international, who has shown flashes of his potential at times.
The journalist also pointed out that United has a history of giving young players time to settle and develop, citing the example of Marcus Rashford, who struggled at times during his first full season with the club but went on to become a key player.
In addition to Sancho, United is expected to be active in the transfer market this summer as they look to strengthen their squad. The club has been linked with a host of players, including Erling Haaland, Harry Kane, and Declan Rice, as they aim to close the gap on rivals Manchester City.
However, the Red Devils may also face challenges in holding on to some of their current players, with goalkeeper David de Gea reportedly considering his future at the club after falling down the pecking order behind Dean Henderson.
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