According to the information possessed by the well-informed journalist of the respected Athletic, David Ornstein, the management of Manchester United has decided to give up the chase for the English national team player Jaydon Sancho for a while.
Mason Greenwood deserved a new contract with good games, so the Devils have different priorities before the summer transfer window: they want a striker and a central defender. Manchester United fans dreamed last summer that the championship ambitions of the club from Old Trafford could be significantly strengthened by Borussia Dortmund's winger.
Ed Woodward and his associates tried to arrange a transfer, but the determined management of the Millionaire asked for 120,000,000 euros for the guy they signed from Manchester City in the summer of 2017. The high price turned out to be a big obstacle for United, so a new attack on Sancho was postponed to next summer.
According to the latest information, the situation has changed in the meantime, so the supporters of the famous club will have to postpone their dreams about the tandem Sancho - Bruno Fernandes for another occasion.
United changed their priorities
The fact that Borussia could lower the requirements for the winger next summer does not change the new decision of the club's management from the Theater of Dreams.
The guy who grew up in Watford and spent two years at the City's Academy after the end of the season enters the last two years of his contract with the German club, and he also has a desire to return to his homeland.
However, Manchester has different motives before the next transfer window, so the potential transfer of the 20-year-old national team player will be put in a drawer for a while. This does not mean that the Devils have given up, if the opportunity arises they will definitely try to move him to their team, but after big defensive mistakes and the fact that their midfield player is the club's top scorer, the priorities of the currently second-placed Premier League team have changed.
One of the reasons why Sancho is currently in the background is the better game of Mason Greenwood. The talented football player, who grew up in the United Academy, signed a new contract with good games. The impression is that he is progressing from week to week, he can play in more positions in the attack, so at Old Trafford, they think that it is smarter to invest money in strengthening other positions, aware that Jadon Sancho's signature would cost a lot, if not the entire summer budget The available resources were also affected by the pandemic, so the Devils will not be able to shower every player they want with the money.
In order to return to the championship tracks, they will need a good transfer strategy, and the question is whether, in addition to the porous defense, most of the money should be invested in the right-wing.