Manchester United CEO, Joel Glazer, has reportedly given Ed Woodward strict instructions in the club’s negotiations with Borussia Dortmund, Sancho and his representatives, over a possible move to Old Trafford this summer.
Woodward, along with chief negotiators, Matt George, have been holding talks with all relevant parties to see the deal happen, but Glazer has issued a stern warning they must ensure the club doesn’t have to pay too much for the 20 year old.
Dortmund is asking for at least £108 million before agreeing to sell Sancho, but with the player’s personal terms and agent fees yet to be straightened out, it is inevitable the total sum involved in the deal will rise further.
Therefore, Glazer has ordered Woodward to make sure United get the best deal from the negotiations, no matter what it takes.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge toll on most clubs, including United, who recently had to take out a £140 million loan to keep things going.
United were reported to be working on a payment plan that would allow them pay some part of Sancho’s transfer fee in add-ons, but it appears that hasn’t worked out well, as Dortmund announced last week, the English international was no longer for sale.
The Red Devils adopted a similar approach with the transfers of Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes, and succeeded in the end, but it isn’t clear if the same would be the case with Sancho.
However, it is believed that negotiations are still on, and a deal could still happen before transfer deadline day on October 5.