Manchester United are confident they will be able to lure England star Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford in summer 2020 – and are ready to pay whatever it takes to make the move happen.
Sancho, 19, joined Borussia Dortmund from United’s local rivals Manchester City in 2017 and has since established himself as one of the most exciting prospects in European football.
Sancho has taken the Bundesliga by storm since his breakthrough, contributing 15 goals and 24 assists in 49 league appearances to date.
The London-born winger also scored his first two goals for England during their recent 5-3 win over Kosovo, and is already a regular fixture in the senior squad. United, aware of his rise and his talents, have been tracking the player for months.
They have identified Sancho as the perfect player to fill a role on the right hand side of their attack – it’s been a problem position for years – and met with Sancho’s agent earlier this year to explore the possibility of a future transfer. Sporting director Michael Zorc recently confirmed as such in the club’s Amazon documentary Inside Borussia Dortmund.
The move was put off, with neither Sancho nor the club interested in making a transfer happen at the time. United are however confident that they will win the race for the player in the long-term and are already working on a potential deal.
Sancho fits the profile of player they have targeted in their new signing strategy – young and British – and 90min understands he is privately open to the prospect of moving to Old Trafford.