Manchester United’s acquisition of Donny van de Beek has reportedly added to Ed Woodward’s belief that Jadon Sancho is not worth Borussia Dortmund’s £108million valuation.
The transfer fee for Sancho remains the worry in negotiations for United’s executive vice-chairman Woodward.
Dortmund are unwilling to budge from their fee, which Woodward feels is unrealistic in the current circumstances.
The concerns, however, come despite previous reports claiming the Red Devils were confident of finally securing a deal. Dagbladet said United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was confident Sancho would be at Old Trafford by next weekend.
What’s more, Sancho has reportedly agreed personal terms, with that side of negotiations wrapped up.
However, the Daily Star now claims Woodward remains concerned about the transfer fee. In addition, his concerns are such that he is preparing to call off a deal altogether, despite his side’s progress.
The Old Trafford chief feels Dortmund are holding his side “to ransom” and that inconsistencies from the Germans have plagued negotiations between the clubs.
Furthermore, Woodward is now using United’s acquisition of Van de Beek as context in his hunt for Sancho.
The Red Devils paid around £38.5million for the Dutchman, proving to the club’s negotiator that Sancho is not worth £108million.
SANCHO WORKING HARD TO IMPROVE
Meanwhile, Sancho admitted recently that he has work to do to call himself a well-rounded professional.
In a candid interview with SoccerBible, the 20-year-old revealed sleep problems are affecting his routine.
“In Germany there’s a few things that I still need to work on,” he said.
“Sometimes I’m late to training and it’s things like this that I need to work on, because I have a sleep problem. Little things like that, where I need to be a little more professional and put things right.
“But I’m working on it and the club’s helping me and the team is helping me. Slowly but surely, as I get older, I feel like I’m learning new things.
“People do say that I’m very mature for my age. I guess leaving home and learning things for myself has helped with that.”
The Englishman moved across Europe in the summer of 2017 and has never looked back since.