Arsenal legend tells Manchester United ‘to prioritise £100 million signing’ of Sancho
Arsenal legend Paul Merson has urged Manchester United to focus on trying to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
The 19-year-old England international, who left Manchester City to join the Bundesliga outfit in 2017, emerged as a top summer target for United, but Dortmund refused to sell and United were not prepared to pay such a big amount for the youngster.
The lad is a creative force and was one of the top assist players in Europe last season, and considering United are in need of adding some much needed excitement, goals and creativity on the wings, the lad is growing into their perfect signing.
in August Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke revealed he turned down an approach for the England international from a “super club” earlier this year, and Director Michael Zorc came out and admitted that United had a meeting about a possible deal.
Despite their failed approach, United remain keen on Sancho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear that the youngster remains the club’s number one attacking target, and Merson agrees that United should prioritise signing Sancho before scouring the market for the world’s top talent.
‘They’ve fallen, they’ve come a long way but when they are falling the other teams like Manchester City and Liverpool are so much better than before, it’s frightening,’ he told Sky Sports’ The Debate. ‘I think Manchester United have got to get a big meeting together. Get all the scouts from around the world, because they must have loads.
‘They’ve got to say for the next four or five windows, we’ve got to get the best players. Go and get Sancho, then go and get someone else.’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a lot to do over the coming seasons to improve this United side enough to be challenging again, but spending a big amount on this young man would certainly go a long way into achieving that.
If there is a chance for United to sign up Sancho, they should definitely take it.
So United will make more of a firm offer as they still need to add that x-factor signing to the club in the coming transfer windows, and despite his age, Sancho could be that man?