Manchester United remain interested in Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho despite landing Donny van de Beek, reports say. The Ajax star is poised to officially complete his move to Old Trafford this week. And he could be joined at the club by the 20-year-old.
Manchester United have spent weeks trying to negotiate the signing of Borussia Dortmund star Sancho, only to find the Bundesliga giants stubborn in negotiations so far.
The Red Devils have since changed tact and, this week, are expected to announce the arrival of Van de Beek from Ajax.
United have struck an agreement over a £40million fee for the midfielder, who scored 10 goals and registered 11 assists across all competitions last term.
That’s led to some concern that Sancho may not arrive, with United operating on a tight budget this summer as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
Yet the Evening Standard say the Red Devils remain hopeful of signing Sancho this transfer window, despite Dortmund’s stubborn stance.
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The German side have insisted it will take a bid of £108million for them to part with their prized asset, who is contracted at the Westfalenstadion until 2023.
United don’t want to shatter any transfer records at the moment in time, with Paul Pogba still their costliest recruit at £89m.
But it appears they’re bracing themselves for yet more negotiations with Dortmund, with the club having until October 5 to get a deal done.
United legend Darren Fletcher recently opened up on Sancho, admitting the 20-year-old ticked ‘all the boxes’ for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
He told The Metro: “At his young age, to be doing what he’s doing at that level of football is fantastic and there’s no doubt that he has got a bright future in the game.
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“It’s clearly a position that Manchester United, I feel, have needed for a number of years now, somebody who naturally wants to play off that right-hand side.
“So, I think that it ticks all the boxes in that respect but – at the same time – these transfers are very, very difficult.
“Large sums of money in these times, there’s a lot of circumstances involved in it.
“It’s not just Jadon Sancho and his representatives, it’s Borussia Dortmund, it’s Manchester United and I’m sure there will be other clubs interested in him as well.
“He’d be a fantastic acquisition for anyone who gets him.”
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Meanwhile, former Tottenham star Rafael van der Vaart has congratulated Van de Beek ahead of his move to Old Trafford.
“Donny deserves this transfer so much,” he said.
“He has played excellent for Ajax.
“And Manchester United really need this kind of player in their team. This transfer is fantastic for us [Dutch people] too. We are all going to follow him now. This move is so deserved.”
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