Manchester United respond to Dortmund’s £100m valuation of Jadon Sancho

Fortuna Duesseldorf v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga
Jadon Sancho is determined to return to England (Picture: Getty)

 

Manchester United are only willing to pay half of Dortmund’s £100m valuation of winger Jadon Sancho with the Red Devils valuing the England star at closer to £50m, according to reports.

The 20-year-old is determined to return to England this summer, though he’s not expected to hand in a transfer request at the club which he joined in 2017 in a £10m deal from Manchester City.

United had been favourites to sign Sancho before the pandemic hit but the club no longer feel Dortmund’s £100m valuation of the winger is realistic or worth pursuing.

The pandemic has had a widespread effect on club finances and Dortmund confirmed this week they’re already expecting to take a £41m hit this quarter, through the fact that supporters are unable to attend matches.

Borussia Dortmund v Hertha BSC - Bundesliga
Dortmund want £100m for Sancho (Picture: Getty)

 

Nevertheless, the club remain intent on extracting a club record fee out of Manchester United, whose previous record was the £89m they spent on Paul Pogba in 2016.

However, according to Sky Sports, United will attempt to reason with Dortmund and feel that a £50m fee is more realistic in the current climate.

Dortmund seem intent on sticking to their figure and club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke suggested earlier this week that Sancho will stay in Germany because no club will meet their valuation.

‘I don’t think a club will pay the sum. There is also no coronavirus discount on him,’ Watzke told Sport 1.

United are interested in Birmingham City ace Jude Bellingham and the teenager was guiven a guided tour of the club’s Carrington training ground by Sir Alex Ferguson in March.

However, the 17-year-old is expected to opt for a move to Dortmund and his arrival could impact the Bundesliga club’s stance on Sancho.

Should United fully pull out of the race for Bellingham, Dortmund could sign him for a cheaper fee and in turn allow the Red Devils to do the same with Sancho.

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