Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for highly-rated Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho in the January transfer window.
The 19-year-old England international recently made headlines after he was hooked off before half-time in Dortmund’s humbling 4-0 loss at title rivals Bayern Munich.
Jadon Sancho to Man Utd? Five things to know…
- Dortmund fined Sancho for returning late from England duty in October.
- He was substituted after 36 minutes in the recent 4-0 loss to Bayern Munich.
- His club coach, Lucien Favre, says the decision was not taken because of an injury.
- Manchester United plan to capitalise on this situation, say the Guardian, and will make a
January bid for Sancho.
- Reports in Germany claim Dortmund value Sancho at £120m.
His manager Lucien Favre would subsequently describe the move as a tactical switch as he was disappointed with Sancho’s application, labelling it as “not good enough”.
This came a few weeks after the former Manchester City youngster was dropped for a top-of-the-table clash against Borussia Mönchengladbach on the count of returning late from international duty.
Sancho would be internally suspended by the club as well as being fined, and though he returned in their goalless draw against local foes FC Schalke 04, he would be an unused substitute in a 3-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg.
Naturally he’s been linked with a move away from the Westfalenstadion, and, much like in the summer, the clubs associated are a who’s who of European super clubs with Man Utd at the forefront.
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According to the Guardian, the Red Devils are prepared to capitalise on his current predicament. Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who’s under pressure to turn Man Utd’s fortunes around, is reportedly alerted by his troubles.
Under Solskjær and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, Man Utd have a policy in place to try and sign players of interest in the winter transfer window should an opportunity of doing so arises.
Everything seems to be aligning perfectly for the 20-time English champions, who are in danger of missing out on Champions League football for another season. However, they face stiff competition from the last two European champions: Liverpool and Real Madrid.
Since assuming control of Man Utd’s transfer dealings following the retirement of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, much-criticised Woodward has overseen just two winter signings. Juan Mata in 2014 and Alexis Sánchez four years later.