• Manchester United plays waiting game, hoping for lower price for Jadon Sancho
  • Red Devils are confident they have edge over other Sancho suitors
  • Manchester United may hold off interest on Sancho until next summer

The good news for Manchester United right now is that no club has launched a bid for the services of Jadon Sancho. That may suffice for now but the scenario could be different once the summer hits. Aside from the Red Devils, there are teams like Real Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester City interested in taking in the 20-year-old football player.

But like United, all clubs are taken aback by the fact that they need to shell out an enormous amount to get English winger to their side. Dortmund is asking roughly $144 million for any team interested in getting Sancho from Signal Iduna Park.

Despite other clubs strongly interested in Sancho, United has opted to play the waiting game with Dortmund. The intention here is very clear – they are hoping that the German club would soften its stance and lower the asking price for the English football player. Though the Red Devils are one of the teams that can have money to spend, it appears they are not ready to use it all on Sancho this summer. More so, they seem confident that they have an edge over other clubs, the Daily Mail reported.

Like in the case of Real Madrid, it appears they prefer a move for Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen over Sancho. In the case of Liverpool, they too are wary of the heft transfer fee for the 20-year-old football player. A return to Manchester City is also not a certainty with Pep Guardiola since the team needs to address other positions as well.

Should Dortmund stand firm on its asking fee, United may or may not seal the deal this summer. There is a chance he could remain with his current team, at least for the time being. The fact that most clubs are dealing with financial issues has placed a big question mark on whether lucrative deals will go down after this season. If not next season, United may opt to wait until next season, hoping that the financial crisis affecting clubs settles down by then.

Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho shows a T-Shirt bearing the message "Justice for George Floyd" after scoring against Paderborn on Sunday.
Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho shows a T-Shirt bearing the message "Justice for George Floyd" after scoring against Paderborn on Sunday. POOL / Lars Baron

The move by United comes not long after Director of football Michael Zorc admitted that the chances of Sancho leaving is possible. It was a sudden turnaround considering another official, Sebastian Kiel had previously stated that the 20-year-old is likely to play on for Borussia Dortmund. He believes the asking price is too stiff and financial considerations will come into play.

From the way things are going, it appears that is happening even if the Red Devils have the funds to pluck Sancho this summer.