How Man Utd will line up with Sancho as new offer is prepared
Manchester United are continuing to push hard as they attempt to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
Sancho is with the England squad for Euro 2020 where he hopes to make a huge impact, though he has already spent the last couple of seasons in the spotlight.
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A report in The Sunday Times provided an update on United's pursuit.
After having an initial offer rejected this week, United are about £11 million short of the £86m price set by Dortmund, though a deal looks more likely than it did last year.
United are now preparing a new offer with the difference between valuations made up by certain success targets based on Sancho's performance if he moves to Old Trafford, an option which the German club are open to if the targets are "realistic".
Negotiations are reported to have been smooth, with issues like wages and agent fees already settled last year.
If they can complete the deal, how will Man United line up with Sancho?
Man Utd probable team with Jadon Sancho
Man Utd were famously involved in one of the biggest transfer sagas of the 2020 summer market when they tried to sign 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,” sporting director Michael Zorc said of last year’s negotiations.
But Man Utd are now closing in on Sancho this summer and he will complete the right-hand side of their team.
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 has extended his contract following his brilliant end to the season, while Mason Greenwood would likely be chosen ahead of Anthony Martial until another 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.
As for Sancho, he enjoyed another outstanding 2020/21 season, registering 16 goals and 19 assists in 34 starts for Dortmund.