Man Utd to target English superstar in blockbuster January deal

Date published: Wednesday 21st August 2019 7:15 - Steve Pearson


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made Borussia Dortmund’s English sensation Jadon Sancho Man Utd’s number one target in January, despite the teenager just recently signing a new £190,000-a-week contract with the German club.

Following hot of the heels of the news that the Norwegian manager will have the entirety of the £73.75m recouped from the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter to spend, The Sun report that those funds could be heading Dortmund’s way in just a few short months.

Sancho has enjoyed a terrific start to the new campaign, contributing two goals and two assists from his opening three matches which included a stand-out display in their victory over perennial rivals Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup.

With Alexis Sanchez widely tipped to depart Old Trafford in the coming days,  Sancho would represent the perfect replacement with the Englishman’s versatility at playing anywhere across the front line and his age seeming to be a perfect fit.

The 19-year-old enjoyed a break-out season in 2018-19, scoring 13 goals from 43 appearances in all competitions for club and playing six times for his country.

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The report goes on to state that a club source revealed: “The money is certainly there and Ole knows that.

“Everyone knows January is always a difficult market but if it’s the difference between keeping United in the top-four mix, the owners won’t hesitate to back the manager.”

It has not all been smooth sailing at Old Trafford recently, however, after news emerged that the club had failed to report on behind-closed-doors friendly victory despite the match involving several current first teamers including superstar prospect Mason Greenwood.


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