United Eye Up British Duo
Manchester United will spend the season monitoring Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund and James Maddison of Leicester City. That’s according to ESPN which claims to have been told by ‘sources’ at Old Trafford that manger Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will continue a policy of targeting British players.
United spent £150 million on three young British players: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James and Harry Maguire in their ‘buy British’ policy.
Sancho signed a new contract with Dortmund last month while Leicester are expected to put a valuation of between £70 million and £80 million on Maddison.
ESPN adds Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longtaff, Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson and Stoke City defender Nathan Collins to the list of potential Manchester United targets.
De Gea Signs At Last
Meanwhile, the Red Devils were cheered on Monday by the news that keeper David De Gea has signed a new four-year deal at Old Trafford.
The Spaniard put pen to paper on a contract believed to be worth around £290,000 a week with bonuses increasing that figure to £350,000 a week.
“Now my future is fixed, all I want is to help this team achieve what I believe we can and win trophies again, together,” said de Gea.
“It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club.”
De Gea’s previous deal expired at the end of the season, but despite months of talks and reports a new contract was agreed during the summer he dragged his heels over signing.
Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid were both linked with De Gea who has been with Manchester United for eight seasons.