Manchester United are now “really close” to agreeing a deal to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, according to reports.
Sancho joined Dortmund in 2017 for a fee of around £8m from Manchester City. He has played 137 times for them across all competitions since then.
Over the past three seasons, the 21-year-old has been in fine form for the German outfit. He was involved in 36 goals from his 38 outings for Dortmund in 2020/21.
Man United attempted to sign Sancho last summer. They agreed on personal terms with the player but United and Dortmund could not agree a transfer fee.
The Red Devils have gone back in for Sancho this summer and they are now “really close” to agreeing a deal.
This is as per Fabrizio Romano, who suggested that the transfer should be completed “in the next few days”.
Tonight Jadon Sancho’s camp and intermediary feelings are the same as the clubs, Man Utd and BVB.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 25, 2021
Earlier this month, Rio Ferdinand suggested that Man United “missed a trick” not signing Sancho when he joined Man City:
“I’ve known Jadon through friends of mine, I’ve known his family for a long time and there was always this buzz around him.
“Who is this Sancho kid? It’s a question I was asking my friends in that part of London a few years back and when a special player comes through, word gets out there.
“I remember when he went to Man City, I wondered whether Manchester United had missed a trick by not trying to get him, but the jump from kids football to the next level is not easy and he found that.
“What I liked about his decision to go to Dortmund was the kid was ready to take himself out of his comfort zone.
“At 17, it would have been easy to stay at City or go to a club somewhere else in England, but he had the mentality to leave Man City and try and better himself. He backed himself to succeed in Germany, and it was a big decision for a kid of his age.
“Now we are seeing what Jadon Sancho is all about. He didn’t want to wait to see if he’d get into the City team. He felt he was ready to play at the top level and he went to Germany, so credit to him for taking the step and credit again for making a success of it.”