Ben Jacobs has confirmed Tottenham have “enquired” to Manchester United regarding Jadon Sancho, in a deal that could have a bearing on the future of Harry Kane.
Sancho hasn’t had the best time of it at United. He’d looked one of the most promising attacking talents in Europe during his time at Borussia Dortmund, having directly contributed to 114 goals in 137 games.
After 79 games for the Old Trafford outfit, he’s scored 12 goals and assisted six times.
Both he and United, having paid £73million for his services in 2021, would have expected he’d have contributed more to the side.
While last season was more positive than his first, in that he scored an extra three goals, he still wasn’t in great form throughout the campaign.
Amid Sancho’s rough patch, question marks have been raised over his future, with it being suggested manager Erik ten Hag wants rid of him.
He’s got suitors in the form of Tottenham and former side Dortmund.
To this point, Spurs’ interest has been just that, whereas the Bundesliga side are actively attempting to make a move, with Florian Plettenberg stating “two ideas” are being worked on to lure him in.
Tottenham ramp up Sancho interest
However, Tottenham are now fully putting the wheels in motion for the transfer.
Indeed, insider Jacobs has told GIVEMESPORT that they’ve contacted United regarding the move.
“With Jadon Sancho, Tottenham have enquired. I’m not aware that they’ve advanced anything beyond that at this point,” he said.
That they’ve already got one of their big pieces of business done in signing James Maddison, Spurs could now put all their energy into the potential snare of Sancho.
“They’ve also got good other business done now, quite early in the window, including James Maddison,” Jacobs added.
Sancho could have bearing on Kane transfer
If Sancho is to go to Tottenham, there’s a chance Kane goes the other way.
A recent report stated Ten Hag was hopeful Sancho could be used as a ‘makeweight’ in a deal for the deadly striker.
Both sides are aware the other is interested in their respective stars, so they could help each other out. United would likely have no problems with letting Sancho go in the knowledge they could get Kane in return.
However, it’s also been suggested Spurs chairman Daniel Levy doesn’t want to see Kane go to a Premier League rival.
That might make things harder for United, but they’ve still got a bargaining chip, the only question is how useful it will be for them.