Man Utd target Jadon Sancho ‘excited’ about joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attack
Manchester United target Jadon Sancho is ‘excited’ about his move to the club with the deal gathering momentum, reports say. The Borussia Dortmund star should be a Red Devils player by the end of the week. And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be delighted, having spent the last 18 months tracking the forward.
Manchester United are on the verge of finally signing Sancho, ending over a year of transfer speculation in the process.
The Borussia Dortmund star was wanted 12 months ago – only for the Solskjaer’s failure to secure Champions League qualification to count against him.
Now, having guided United to third in the table, the Norwegian is confident he’ll land his man.
Sancho will reportedly become a United player by the end of the week, with Ed Woodward currently rubber-stamping the final details with Dortmund.
He’ll be given a five-year contract, too, with the 20-year-old’s potential off the charts given his young age.
And the Independent say the player is excited about his potential move and joining Solskjaer’s star-studded attack.
The 47-year-old already possesses arguably the best front three in the entire Premier League.
Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have both come good this term, with the pair finding the net 22 times each across the course of the campaign.
And Mason Greenwood has struck 17 times, with the 18-year-old shining following Romelu Lukaku’s summer exit to Inter Milan.
With Sancho thrown into the mix, United have the potential to blitz teams next season as they target a first Premier League title since 2013.
Meanwhile, United legend Phil Neville believes the club are right to be prioritising Sancho over Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish.
“People are talking about Grealish, but now with [Bruno] Fernandes in there, do we need another number 10?” Neville asked.
“I think the right-hand-side is the biggest area where we need to improve. An out-and-out winger.
“You think about the great Man United sides, [David] Beckham, [Andrei] Kanchelskis… [Cristiano] Ronaldo played out there, Ole Gunnar [Solskjaer] played on the right-hand-side.
“I think the right-hand-side is the one big hole in the squad.
“United haven’t really had anyone since Antonio Valencia, really.
“Sancho can play out there and play really well.
“You’d say that’s someone who will fit the profile.
“You think Rashford and Greenwood, both British players, you think of Fernandes, he’s young and hungry, Sancho fits that.”
While United are admirers of Grealish, it’s been claimed they’re now prepared to bide their time to land the 24-year-old.
Aston Villa are demanding big money to let him go and Sancho is very much the priority for the time being.