Manchester United are the favourites to sign Jadon Sancho this summer after Borussia Dortmund confirmed they have agreed to let the winger leave. But how will Man United line up with the wideman?
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc confirmed this weekend the existence of a “gentleman’s agreement” with Sancho that will allow him to leave “if certain conditions are met”.
“We already had a gentlemen’s agreement with Jadon last year that he can switch under certain conditions,” Zorc said to ARD.
“He has been with us for a couple of years.”
Man Utd were famously involved in one of the biggest transfer sagas of the 2020 summer market when they tried to sign Sancho.
Man Utd probable team with Jadon Sancho
After failing to meet Dortmund’s asking price by the deadline set, Sancho ended up remaining in the Bundesliga this season.
“In the end, the requirements were not met,” Zorc said of last year’s negotiations.
But Man Utd are now firm favourites to sign Sancho this summer and complete the right-hand side of their team, although there is also interest from Chelsea and Liverpool.
Sancho would naturally slot into the right-wing position of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 4-2-3-1 formation, forming a mouth-watering attacking midfield trio with Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.
The striker role is up for grabs. Edinson Cavani’s contract expires at the end of the season, although there are hopes he will stay for another year following his brilliant performance against Roma in the Europa League semi-final.
If he leaves, then Mason Greenwood would likely be first choice ahead of Anthony Martial until an established number 9 is signed.
Further down the pitch, assuming there are no new signings, only the battle between Fred and Scott McTominay to partner Paul Pogba should be up for grabs.
Nevertheless, the future of Pogba should be kept an eye on given his contract runs out next year.
Man United are also likely to be in the market for a centre-back but, for now, Victor Lindelof will continue to be Harry Maguire’s preferred partner.
David de Gea is coming under increasing pressure from Dean Henderson in goal.