Jadon Sancho is “excited” by the prospect of signing for Manchester United this summer after his major reason for wanting the transfer was revealed.
Sancho became one of European football’s hottest properties last summer after a stunning season in the Bundesliga seeing him linked with a plethora of European giants.
The England international has stepped it up a gear this term, having scored 17 goals and assisted 19 others in 35 appearances and now reportedly tops Manchester United’s list of targets for the summer transfer window.
And while United tried, and failed, to sign him last summer, it looks increasingly likely that its a case of second time lucky for the Reds Devils after it was claimed Sancho had given the green light to move to Old Trafford with fellow suitors Chelsea and Liverpool now cooling their interest after being made aware of the 20-year-old’s choice.
Furthermore, it was suggested the player will wear the No 7 shirt and will opt to move to United regardless of whether the club secure Champions League football or not.
And with reports in Spain on Monday claiming the deal was already agreed and that United will meet Borussia Dortmund’s €130m (£116.2m) asking price, The Athletic journalist Raphael Honigstein has revealed the major reason behind Sancho’s thinking for wanting the switch to Old Trafford.
As per Honigstein, Sancho is being entirely lured by the promise of being made the main man at Manchester United and the focal point of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Honigstein said: “I think United, certainly want a player of his appeal and prospect to build a new squad around. He’s English and that’s part of their thinking.
“Manchester United can’t promise titles to [Jadon] Sancho straight away.
“But they can promise him to be the leading star in a new team that is emerging.
“From what I’ve been told that is quite appealing to him.”
Mills issues words of caution to Jadon Sancho
However, former Manchester City and Leeds full-back Danny Mills fears a move Old Trafford could be a step back for Sancho and reckons he should be asking the club a lot of questions before committing to the transfer.
“If I was Jadon Sancho I’d be wanting to ask the questions: ‘Who else are you bringing in?’” Mills told talkSPORT.
“‘What other signings have you got lined up? What is the squad going to look like next season? Are you realistically going to be challenging for things?’
“‘Who is going to be the manager? Is it still going to be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer next season?’
“He’s in a position of strength at the moment. He wants to go and win things, that’s the most important thing.
“He’s going from a fantastic club, he’s gone through his development phase, he’s now going to start hitting the peak development phase and he wants that to be the best years.
“There’s no point going to Manchester United next season if they’re going to finish sixth or seventh.”