Manchester United reportedly plan to use the same tactic used in securing the services of Bruno Fernandes, to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
According to Manchester Evening News, United want to delay the signing of Sancho, so they can swoop in at the last, and leave Dortmund with no choice, but to sell at a lower price.
The report adds that Ed Woodward wants to structure the deal in such a way that a large part of it is performance-related, as was the case with ‘Fernandes to Old Trafford’.
Apparently, the idea is to pay Dortmund a smaller fee upfront, and pay the rest gradually, as the player meets the objectives and expectations set for him.
If this happens, United will have more money to spend on transfers, and invest in other areas of the pitch.
Manchester City are entitled to 15% of Sancho’s sell-on fee, but they won’t be receiving much if Woodward’s plan succeeds.
Meanwhile, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear he wants the deal wrapped up as soon as possible, so we expect to hear something more positive in the coming days.