Manchester United supporters have now been put through over a year of rumours regarding the club’s interest in Jadon Sancho.
Ahead of the summer 2020 window, many of the claims felt like they were without much basis, with endless vague claims made by various sources about what was going on behind the scenes.
Much of the media closest to Borussia Dortmund was much calmer, insisting the Bundesliga club’s deadline and €120m asking would not be changed. That didn’t seem to be seriously tested, with BVB later confirming that no offer had arrived from Old Trafford anyway.
Sancho had struggles at the start of the 2020/21 season and received criticism from some in the German media, with suggestions he wasn’t fully focused on his task in Dortmund.
Things changed as 2021 started, and the 22-year-old finished the season with 16 goals and 20 assists in 38 matches. He scored twice in the DFB-Pokal final, as his club beat RB Leipzig 4-2, winning Dortmund’s first major trophy since 2017.
Manchester United remain keen on signing him, and reports in Germany have made it clear that the two clubs can get a deal done.
That’s led to two weeks of back and forth, with it claimed Manchester United have made an offer, seen it rejected, and then that all denied, and it made clear there was no official offer, just talks.
Things are advancing, though, and Sky Sport Germany now report that United have made a new offer for the forward.
According to their information, Manchester United have improved their bid to ‘over €87m.’
This bid stipulates that United will pay the majority of that sum upfront, and the rest is in ‘achievable additional payments’. Their original offer was €78m plus €9m in additional payments.
Dortmund are considering the new offer, and despite reports, they want more than €90m there is a ‘willingness’ from all parties to get a transfer completed.