Borussia Dortmund are set to reduce Jadon Sancho’s asking price to £ 88million following the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, potentially paving the way for Manchester United to renew their interest.
The Red Devils have long been linked with a move for Sancho and were expected to present a successful bid for the England international during the 2020 transfer window.
However, as the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic unfolded, United refused to break the £ 100million barrier in their attempts to land the former Manchester City man, while Dortmund refused to budge from their the player’s £ 108million valuation.
A transfer window of unsuccessful negotiations ensued and Sancho eventually stayed put.
however, 90 mins reported in January that United were convinced their decision not to give in to Dortmund’s demands and break the club’s transfer record to sign Sancho this summer would pay off in 2021, as they believed the German side would have to lower his price due to the global financial situation. conditions.
According to German newspaper Bild (via the Express) this is now the case, with Dortmund ready to part ways with the 20-year-old for a reduced price of £ 88million in a bid to balance the books after the pandemic.
The Bundesliga roster predict losses of up to £ 66million due to Covid-19, and the sale of Sancho would help ease their financial woes.
Despite spending nearly £ 30million on Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo after failing to land Sancho this summer, 90 mins revealed in November that the Dortmund striker still remains at the top of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wishlist.
The Red Devils haven’t been put off by the winger’s loss of form this season and still see him as an ideal signing.
Sancho has scored three goals in 17 Bundesliga appearances this season, with Dortmund currently occupying sixth place, having found the net 17 times in the previous campaign.