Jadon Sancho to Man Utd transfer twist as Ed Woodward makes decision because of Liverpool
Manchester United are set to delay their transfer raid of Jadon Sancho with Ed Woodward keen to watch what the club spend this summer. The Red Devils have been linked with a raid worth over £100million for the Borussia Dortmund star.
United believe if they wait to sign Sancho they can drive down the mammoth asking price of the Bundesliga side.
The 20-year-old has netted 20 goals and has provided 20 assists in all competitions this season.
That has led to the likes of United, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester City being linked with the England man.
Dortmund have yet to receive a formal bid for Sancho though.
United are in a healthy financial position but Woodward will not pay over the odds for the star, according to the Daily Mail.
The Red Devils do not feel they have to rush into a move because Real Madrid would prefer to sign Kai Havertz and Liverpool have doubts over paying the fee wanted by Dortmund as well.
A return to City could be an option for Sancho although he may stay in the Bundesliga for one final season.
Louis Saha believes Sancho is a quality player but thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be careful about signing to many England stars.
“I think it’s good to see,” Saha told compare.bet.
“We’ve seen some English players travel abroad for playing time they may not have seen here, like Sancho for example, and he’s now grown into the most exciting talent in Europe, you can’t control the guy, he’s now unplayable.
“But these set-ups can be more for the benefit of the national team rather than the club, and we’ve seen the top players at clubs like Liverpool are not from England.
“The front three, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Robertson, Allison are not English.
“Alexander-Arnold and Gomez are part of Liverpool’s core, but rather than nationality being the factor they all fit the identity of the club.
“Lampard and Terry at Chelsea, Gerrard at Liverpool, they embodied the club with their play style and it acted as the foundation in big games.
“When you lose that foundation and have to rebuild it’s very hard.
“People think it’s all about tactics but it’s not, it’s about identity and looking back into the dressing room and knowing there are fighters with you.
“This is what’s more important to the club rather than nationality.”
United return to action this evening when they host Sheffield United in the Premier League.