Man Utd could be set to offer a winger a ‘bumper new deal’, though the player would likely be deemed surplus to requirements and loaned out if Jadon Sancho’s signature is secured.
The Red Devils appear set to be one of the busier Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window.
Bayer Leverkusen ace Kai Havertz appears more likely to move to Old Trafford than anywhere else due to the club holding two distinct advantages, while Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish was recently linked with a blockbuster switch after rising up the club’s wishlist.
But it is Borussia Dortmund superstar Jadon Sancho has attracted the greatest number of column inches.
The England forward, 20, has enjoyed a simply stunning season, with his hattrick versus Paderborn last weekend lifting his combined goals and assists tally for the season up to 40 contributions from 40 appearances.
Utd have frequently been credited with interest in the former Man City player, and his potential mega money arrival to the Premier League would almost certainly see him go straight into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting eleven.
The Welshman only joined Man Utd last summer, but a solid debut campaign providing four goals and seven assists will reportedly see him ‘rewarded with a pay rise.’
Despite this, the article theorises that ‘the door may be left open for the ex-Swansea attacker to play away from Old Trafford if they make star summer signings.’
With Marcus Rashford blossoming superbly into the central role, and ever-improving wide forwards Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood already at the club, James would be facing the possibility of severely restricted gametime should Sancho sign on the dotted line.