Jadon Sancho has fuelled the Manchester United transfer speculation after his comments on Paul Pogba, but his prospective transfer could come down to one big factor.
Pogba has looked like a new player since the Premier League returned, and alongside Bruno Fernandes the pair have breathed new life into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
That may well have been in Sancho’s thinking after he named Pogba in his ideal starting XI.
Speaking to Dortmund’s media operation, Sancho said: “I pick Pogba next to Kevin de Bruyne.
“He’s very skilful and I like players that try things that are different to others, so he’s very good.”
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Sancho is understood to be top of United ‘s transfer wishlist this summer.
The Bundesliga side do not want to leave themselves in a panic to replace the England star and want the player’s future resolved by the end of the month.
Dortmund-based outlet Ruhr Nachrichten state that Lucien Favre’s side are not prepared to let talks drag on forever and are quite prepared to keep the 20-year-old at Signal Iduna Park for another season.
United went public last week on their financial stance on Sancho. Sky Sports were told by United that they were not willing to go above £50million to sign Sancho.
Apparently “senior club officials” told the broadcaster that United and Borussia Dortmund are poles apart regarding the valuation of the England forward.
And now Sancho himself has some doubts over a move to United this summer, according to reports in Germany.
Bild suggest the England winger wants to wait and see if United qualify for the Champions League next season and still holds reservations about making a move.
United are on a 16-match unbeaten run but their place in the Champions League next season is far from assured.
Solskjaer’s men sit if fifth place in the Premier League, two points behind Chelsea with five games remaining.
Of course fifth may be enough to reach the Champions League next season, if Man City’s appeal against their UEFA ban fails.