Man United have decided to take a different approach towards signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.
According to Duncan Castles of the Transfer Window podcast, the Red Devils do have a clear path to sign the young Englishman over their Premier League rivals.
However, his colleague Ian McGarry indicates that United’s chiefs are aiming to sign him for as low as €60m (£52m) due to the current situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
Castles suggests that this could cause Dortmund against selling Sancho and instead keep him for another year before his value jumps up again.
He said: “I think the issue will be whether Dortmund make a calculation that they don't want to sell - if Manchester United think it's going to be €60m - they don't want to sell at €60m, they'd rather retain the player for another season and hope to sell him at closer to his valuation once football's transfer market has recovered.”
The Red Devils have reportedly held ‘secret talks’ with Sancho, finalizing all personal terms with him. The Englishman is also said to be very open to moving to United next season.
However, Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has ensured he won’t sell his prized asset for anything less than €100m, so United could risk jeopardizing the deal itself by trying to rinse out a cut-price fe e.