Manchester United told they can now wrap up winger for just £78 million after Solskjaer told agreement has been reached
Dortmund have lowered their asking price for Manchester United target Jadon Sancho to around £78 million ($108m).
It is no secret that Sancho was the number one transfer target for the top clubs during the summer transfer window, but no deal could get done for the winger as his asking price was far too high.
Sancho endured a slow start to the 2020-21 campaign after being heavily linked with a move to the Premier League giants, but has started to get back to his best since the turn of the year
But with the transfer window just a few months away, there is already speculation in the media that he will be allowed to leave Dortmund at the end of the season, should the likes of Chelsea, or Manchester United, make a significant offer for his services.
However, the club’s sporting director, Michael Zorc, revealed recently that a “gentleman’s agreement” was in place to allow the winger to move if certain conditions were met.
“We already had a gentleman’s agreement with Jadon last year that he can switch under certain conditions,” Zorc told ARD. “He’s been with us for a few years. But there is no such agreement with Erling.”
And now Goal has learned that those conditions would allow Sancho to move for around £78m ($108m) – a sizeable drop from the £108m ($150m) that Dortmund were initially asking for.
Sancho is a player that will go on to do great things, and will go on to demand a big asking price. United would be a fantastic place for him to develop, especially under the guidance of Solskjaer.
So even though there are a few months to go, and even though United are still seeking to win some trophies, Sancho is a statement signing that would send a message to the rest of the Premier League.