Jadon Sancho’s move to Manchester United this summer may be off – for now.
United have been heavily linked with a move for the England winger, and have been working for months on a deal to bring him to Old Trafford.
However, they could now be priced out of a deal for him in the short-term at least, because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant shutdown of football on the club’s finances, with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward already publicly warning that huge transfers will not be happening this year.
Dortmund are holding out for over £100 million for Sancho and are financially stable enough not to have to sell him in a cut-price deal to raise funds. They would be happy to keep him for a further year knowing that they could still sell him for a substantial profit in a year’s time, when hopefully the market will have picked up again.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.