Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund have agreed to go about Jadon Sancho negotiations in a ‘more respectful manner’, reports say. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have already signed Donny van de Beek. And they’re hoping the England international will follow the Dutchman to Old Trafford this summer.
Manchester United secured Champions League qualification back in July, beating Leicester 2-0 on the final day of the season to finish third in the Premier League table.
And, ever since, they’ve been heavily linked with a move for Sancho.
The club’s interest in the England international dates back to 2017. The Red Devils tried to lure him to Old Trafford from Manchester City but ultimately missed out, with the player choosing to prioritise first-team football with Dortmund instead.
And, when they came calling last summer, they were snubbed after finishing sixth in the league table under Solskjaer.
Now, with Champions League football to offer, United are hopeful they’ll be able to bring the 20-year-old to the club this summer.
And Bleacher Report say the Red Devils and Dortmund have agreed to approach negotiations in a more ‘respectful manner’.
It’s claimed that United felt that too much was being leaked during the early stages of the Sancho deal and, as a result, felt pressured into meeting demands they weren’t happy with.
But though they’ve since signed Van de Beek from Ajax in a £40m deal, they’re hopeful Sancho will follow the Netherlands international to the Theatre of Dreams this summer.
United are said to be working on wage demands and agent fees.
And the £72m Chelsea are paying for Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Haertz will be used as a guide to how much the deal for Sancho should be worth.
The report concludes by saying the deal ‘could still happen’.
And that will be music to United supporters’ ears, with many fans hopeful Sancho will make a blockbuster return to the Premier League this summer.
Meanwhile, former United star Darren Fletcher recently opened up on Sancho and admitted the 20-year-old ‘ticks all the boxes’ for Solskjaer’s side.
He told The Metro: “At his young age, to be doing what he’s doing at that level of football is fantastic and there’s no doubt that he has got a bright future in the game.
“It’s clearly a position that Manchester United, I feel, have needed for a number of years now, somebody who naturally wants to play off that right-hand side.
“So, I think that it ticks all the boxes in that respect but – at the same time – these transfers are very, very difficult.
“Large sums of money in these times, there’s a lot of circumstances involved in it.
“It’s not just Jadon Sancho and his representatives, it’s Borussia Dortmund, it’s Manchester United and I’m sure there will be other clubs interested in him as well.
“He’d be a fantastic acquisition for anyone who gets him.”
Sancho scored 17 goals and registered 17 assists for Dortmund across all competitions last season.
But they still ended the campaign without a trophy, with the German side finishing second to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga standings.