Manchester United were right not to sign Sancho.
The Premier League transfer window is over for another year, and what a weird year it was. Although, Manchester United fans can come away from the window overall happy with the signings they have made. Especially on deadline day, when they pulled through with the signings of Alex Telles and Edinson Cavani.
However, there was one player which seemed to be linked with the Red Devils through the entirety of the transfer window, who didn’t end up joining. You already know who I’m talking about, it’s the still-Dortmund player Jadon Sancho.
The English winger is known to be one of the best young players in the world, starting his career in the blue side of Manchester before spending the last number of seasons honing his craft in the German league, and truly making a name of himself there.
Sancho is an electrifying winger who is known to always be on the goals and assists tally, therefore you can understand why Manchester United would want to sign him. They possess some youthful talent in their frontline, so the addition of one of the best won’t hurt.
However, we know now that the move never came through. But there seems to be some misconceptions flying around as to why the Red Devils didn’t put pen to paper.
According to a new report from the Guardian, it’s because the *real* price which United would have to pay, including his signing fee, wages, agent fees, etc came to an astonishing £227m, which is a lot to pay at any time let alone given the Coronavirus pandemic.
Therefore, it’s about time we stopped giving Ed Woodward stick for “bottling” the transfer. It was in United’s best interest to let him go, and perhaps a deal could even go ahead in the next transfer window.
Do you think Manchester United should have signed Jadon Sancho?