Manchester United’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho looks to have taken a major step after reports claim that the Borussia Dortmund winger is open to a move to Old Trafford.
Sancho is one of the hottest young talents in world football right now, having scored 14 goals and registered 16 assists for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga this season.
This has alerted the attention of Europe’s top clubs, with significant Premier League interest coming from the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and of course United.
And The Athletic claim that Sancho’s is keen on joining Manchester United next season due to his history of living and playing in Manchester.
Sancho played for the academy teams of the Red Devils’ rivals Manchester City before joining German club Dortmund for £8million in 2017.
The move would see Sancho link up with fellow forward and England team-mate Marcus Rashford, with the pair having combined for Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions team during the international break.
And Rashford is excited about the prospect of playing alongside Sancho at club level as well as on the international stage.
He told Reliable Sources Live: ‘Hopefully we can all play together, that would be good.
‘He plays off the cuff, he’s creative and imaginative, these are the things you need to be world class.’
Sancho is also a target for Liverpool and Chelsea but the Premier League duo are not prepared to pay Dortmund’s asking price for their star winger, say The Athletic.
Any deal for the 20-year-old is likely to exceed the £100million mark given the player’s exciting potential.Borussia Dortmund chiefs are mulling over whether to cash in on the Englishman or try their best to keep him at the club – but they insist he will not be sold on the cheap.
Dortmund’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said last week: ‘You always have to respect what the player wants. We already said before corona that our preference is for Jadon to remain with us.
‘I can say clearly that even the very rich clubs, despite the current crisis, shouldn’t think they can get a bargain from us. We don’t have to sell anyone below their value.’
Both Dortmund and Manchester United are waiting to see how the transfer window will play out this year given the global suspension of the 2019/20 football season across the world.