Jadon Sancho’s move to Manchester United is on th way and the club expect to land the Dortmund star next week for a fee close to £75m.
United’s interest in the player goes back to early 2019 but it was the summer of 2020 in which they tried – and failed – to land Sancho.
Dortmund have a £108m asking price for the former Man City winger then but they’ve lowered that valuation to reflect Sancho’s contract and the financial climate due to the pandemic.
While the Red devils are yet to settle on a fee for Sancho, their offer of around £72.5m is close to Dortmund’s asking price and there is belief that the deal will be done next week, according to the Times.
Dortmund are looking for more up-front, while they want further add-ons but this should be no problem for the Premier League side.
City will net around £11m from Sancho’s move to United as they included a 15% sell-on fee on his deal after his move to Dortmund.
Solskjaer is keen to sign a right winger, as the club look to move Mason Greenwood to a central position over the next 12 to 18 months.
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Sancho has reportedly agreed a five-year contract and will become United’s joint-top earner on wages of £350,000-per-week.
The money raised from Sancho’s move should help Dortmund keep hold of Erling Haaland, who is wanted by top sides in Europe.
While the German club will be delighted to keep him, it means he can leave for around £62.5m next summer due to a release clause in his contract which will become active in 2022.