Make your mind up! Borussia Dortmund ‘give Manchester United August 10 ultimatum’ to decide on £100m move for Jadon Sancho, claim Bild, or the deal is OFF
- Jadon Sancho is one of Manchester United’s long-term targets for their attack
- The England international has thrived since joining Borussia Dortmund in 2017
- Reports in Germany say Dortmund have put a deadline on United to sort a deal
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has Mason Greenwood improving and needs to decide
Manchester United have been told to sort a deal for Jadon Sancho by August 10 or to forget about it, according to reports.
Sancho, estimated to be worth £100million, is a long-term target for United and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as they look to upgrade their right wing attacking option to complement Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
In a bid to prevent themselves being pulled into a will-he-won’t-he scenario throughout the entire summer transfer window, Bild report that Dortmund have told United they are setting an August 10 deadline for any deal to be sorted.
Borussia Dortmund have reportedly put a deadline on Jadon Sancho leaving this summer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is an admirer of the player but has a decision to make on pursuing a deal
The report in Germany details how Dortmund are keen to retain the power in any negotiations and they are now taking a hard-line with United to ensure Sancho’s future is resolved swiftly one way or the other.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola previously revealed they would not be pushing to re-sign the youngster, therefore clearing the path for United to make a move should they so desire.
Sancho enjoyed another stellar campaign in Germany in which Dortmund finished as runners-up to champions Bayern Munich.
Sancho (left) finished the Bundesliga season with a stunning return of 17 goals and 16 assists
In 32 Bundesliga games for Dortmund he scored an incredible 17 goals alongside 16 assists as they finished second.
This output made him Dortmund’s top goalscorer and assist-maker in the league.
Sancho joined the club for just £8m from Manchester City back in 2017 and has since gone on to become one of the team’s top performers and so the club are now looking at a huge profit should he depart.
Where the deal could fall down is that United are said to be mindful not to spend the sort of money needed to prise Sancho out of Germany in the current economic climate due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Swap deals and reduced fee deals are expected to become commonplace this summer and the emergence of Mason Greenwood has also complicated where Solskjaer goes from here.
Greenwood scored twice in the 5-2 rout against Bournemouth to take the 18-year-old’s total to eight in the Premier League this season, the highest scorer of his age in the top flight since Wayne Rooney for Everton in 2003-04.
The emergence of Mason Greenwood has complicated a deal as Solskjaer could now hold off
Speaking on Greenwood’s ascent since football’s return, Solskjaer said: ‘When you play for Manchester United, I think that’s a good enough test.
‘If you can handle playing for United, then you can handle playing for any team.
‘Mason has the qualities that not many others have, so he could play for the full England team or the Under 21s.
‘He’ll always score goals. He will fill out, so we’ll keep on building him up in the gym and on the pitch.’
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