Manchester United are increasingly confident of pulling off a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho ahead of some of Europe’s elite, The Telegraph reports.
Sancho has continued to excel in Germany this season following a stellar breakout campaign last year. As a result, his stock has skyrocketed exponentially and attracted the interests of European champions Liverpool as well as Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.
It has been reported that Paris Saint-Germain’s interest in the 19-year-old has cooled whilst Arsenal’s modest finances have categorically ruled them out of a deal that would almost certainly surpass £100 million.
Even without the lure of European football or apparent domestic success Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still remains buoyed by the idea that United’s all-encompassing ideology of success will be enough to convince the former Manchester City youth product to trade in his loyalties and spearhead a regeneration project that is still lacking any direction or cohesiveness both on and off the pitch.
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Another question at the forefront of many people’s thinking is just why United feel that Sancho is the answer to their issues on the pitch. Of course, a transfer of such magnitude is worth millions in terms of PR and media coverage, but flair and high intensity running in forward areas is not the biggest concern for those inside Old Trafford.
Such a signature would be reflective of a wider problem within the United hierarchy. The omnipotent influence of the board on matters of footballing importance is having a profound impact on the performances of a team littered with star-studded individuals under the guidance of a manager so far out of his depth it beggars belief.
Individual brilliance can only propel a team so far, and the transfer of Sancho only seems to further encourage the proliferation of a disjointed transfer policy which has plagued United for years.