According to a recent report from the Daily Mail, Manchester United are ready to compete with Chelsea for the signature of Borussia Dortmund’s starlet Jadon Sancho. The English winger has been linked with almost all the English heavyweights in the past odd year, and the upcoming summer seems like the time when he could be on the move.
Sancho and Dortmund don’t share the best of relationships, and there have been various reports that things are not good between the two parties. However, the German giants were able to keep hold of him in January. United look some way away from getting in the top four, and they would need to improve a lot if they want to come close to Manchester City or Liverpool in the upcoming season.
Why are Chelsea likely to come aggressively for Sancho
Sancho would undoubtedly be a massive coup for Solskjær. The Sun reports that Chelsea are willing to bid £100m plus to sign Sancho as a statement signing under Lampard. One can expect Chelsea to splash the cash after they have had two quiet transfer windows. They are yet to spend the money they received for Eden Hazard so one could expect them to be aggressive in pursuit of Sancho.
Manchester United though have the financial muscle to match anyone in the transfer market, but it remains to be seen whether Ole would be given that kind of budget in the summer. Sancho has grabbed 15 goals and 16 assists in all competitions this season, and he has played a crucial part with Dortmund pushing for the title.
What are Sancho’s best qualities?
Sancho is a right-winger, but he can feature from the left. There is no doubt that the Englishman would be an upgrade over Daniel James. James has the pace to trouble the opposition defenders, but he needs to work on his final product. Sancho is known to come up with consistent attacking returns, and that is something which United can do with.
The Red Devils have struggled to open up teams who sit back deep and defend in numbers. United lack creativity and quality to break down defences and Sancho is a kind of player who can change that. He showcases impressive dribbling skills to go past players, and he can pick his head up to find a telling pass in the final third. The Englishman also has an eye for a goal, and he can be devastating on the counter with his pace. However, if United fail to get Champions League football, then it could be tough for them to compete with others to get Sancho’s signature.