Manchester United ‘need to get money on the table’ in order to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, it has been claimed. The Bundesliga giants have reportedly set a deadline of August 10 for the Red Devils to sign the England international. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to sign the player with the club’s interest in the 20-year-old dating back to his time in the Manchester City academy.
Jan Aage Fjortoft has claimed that United must now respond to Dortmund putting a deadline on any potential Sancho deal.
“By putting a deadline (10th of August) on a Man UTD bid on Sancho, Dortmund want this ‘case’ off the table,” he said on Twitter.
“Team Sancho wants to leave.
“Dortmund (because of Covid-19) got a new hope to keep him.
“Man UTD need to get the money on the table.”
United first wanted to sign Sancho three years ago back when Jose Mourinho ruled the Old Trafford roost.
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However, the Red Devils were rejected on that occasion with the forward choosing to leave Manchester City for regular football at Borussia Dortmund instead.
In the years since, Sancho has established himself as one of the best players in Germany and a parting of the ways is expected to happen once the transfer window reopens.
Solskjaer was keen to land the England international a year ago – only for the club’s failure to secure Champions League qualification to count against them.
Now, with United on an upwards trajectory, they’re hoping to succeed in bringing Sancho to Old Trafford.
In Solskjaer eyes he’s the ideal replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, with the club struggling on the right wing since the Juventus star’s move to Real Madrid in 2009.
And former United star Andy Cole has endorsed his side’s pursuit of Sancho, saying: “You’re always looking to bring in players.
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“There’s talk of Jadon Sancho coming in. Would he give Manchester United something different? Of course he would.
“I’m not going to sit here and say, “Oh no, he’s not good enough!” because of course he’s good enough.
“He’s got pace, he’s got the ability to go past players, score goals and create.
“I think ultimately all those kind of things are going to be down to financial issues coming out of COVID-19 – financially, it’s hit every football club.
“But Manchester United will undoubtedly look to strengthen and look to add to what they have.”
Cole also thinks United must make three or four signings to close the gap on the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.
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He added: “If you look at the way Liverpool have dominated the league this season, you’ve got to try and close the gap on them and Manchester City.
“So, yeah, I think Manchester United will definitely look to bring someone else in.
“If you look man-for-man at Liverpool and Manchester City, I think we’re possibly three or four players short.
“What we need to get in our head is: if we’re three or four players short and we buy those players, those teams are looking to kick on as well.
“They’re not going to stand still and rest on their laurels.
“They’re going to look to bring in better players as well.”
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