Dortmund ‘Name Price’
Manchester United will make a £70million summer bid for the Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho.
The Sun claims the German club have named their price for Sancho who only moved to Dortmund in an £8million transfer from Manchester City in the summer of 2017.
The paper adds that United’s interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has pinpointed the club’s right wing as an area that needs strengthening.
The story could be a complete fabrication on the part of The Sun. That wouldn’t be a surprise. But if the story is true it raises questions as to who has made the decision. There is no doubting Sancho’s talent as one of the most exciting young wingers in the game but United have no permanent manager and no director of football. That leads to speculation that executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is calling the transfer shots in a move that could cause some concern amongst United fans.
Either that or Solskjaer’s position as permanent manager is much more advanced than the club are letting on.
Sancho’s former club Manchester City are entitled to a 15 percent cut from any sale proceeds for Sancho. A £70million move to Old Trafford would lead to a £15million windfall for City. However, they also have the opportunity to match any offer that Dortmund receive.
Koulibaly Speaks About His Future
Manchester United transfer target Kalidou Koulibaly has spoken about the interest shown in him by United and other top clubs.
The Senegal international is believed to be a top transfer target for the Red Devils despite the price tag of over £100million put on him by his present club Napoli.
“I am pleased that many teams follow me, but I want to demonstrate on the field that I am at the level of the greatest and I want to show it in the future,” Koulibaly told Rai Sport on Friday.
But he added: “My future? I don’t know if I’m one of the strongest defenders. I always try to give my best.”