Manchester United are confident about their chances of luring Jadon Sancho away from Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to a report from The Evening Standard.
The England international appears to be a target for the Red Devils ahead of next season following his exploits in Germany.
Sancho, who departed Manchester City to seek pastures new with Dortmund, has shone for Lucien Favre’s side, establishing himself as a key part of the manager’s plans.
The 18-year-old has been in productive form in the final third for his team, finding the back of the net eight times in the Bundesliga and contributing with an impressive 15 assists this season.
Sancho, a fully-fledged England international despite his tender age, would not come cheaply, however.
The Evening Standard’s report indicates that a fee in excess of £80 million will be required from potential suitors such as United if they are to convince Dortmund to sell their young star, who has also been eyed by Paris Saint-Germain.
Why Sancho should stay with Dortmund for the time being
Guaranteed game time
Sancho is all but guaranteed to be a regular for Dortmund. He is already a pivotal part of the team, and his role at the club should not be passed up at the first sign of interest from elsewhere.
Dortmund are pursuing the Bundesliga title this season but could miss out to Bayern Munich. Next term, however, Sancho will surely be desperate to be the talisman in his team’s pursuit of glory before he seeks pastures new.
Sancho would be hard-pressed to work with a manager who trusts him as much as Favre does. The boss showed no hesitation to hand the winger his chance to shine and continues to nurture him and instil confidence in the 18-year-old.
Sancho would be shackled by the pressures that come with playing for scrutinised clubs such as Manchester United and PSG. In Germany, his growth has been rapid but unpressured, and this could be the most appropriate course of action to continue.