This summer, when the transfer window opens, could have a huge impact on how, in the future, Manchester United shaping up as a major force in both domestic and European football.
To put it mildly, Manchester United needs to reinforce their squad with some big talent if they are to rival Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title.
However, it is essential that the club also maintains a sense of responsibility and invests in players that can serve the club for years to come as opposed to knee-jerk reaction signings.
Yesterday, here at Vital Manchester United, we reported on how the club had stolen a march when it comes to signing the emerging talent that is Jude Bellingham.
Our article – united-given-huge-boost-when-it-comes-to-a-potential-signing – covered the disclosure that Borussia Dortmund had pulled out of the race for the player.
Today, another piece of transfer tittle-tattle, relating to Borussia Dortmund, comes courtesy of The Independent which is championing the suggestion that the Bundesliga club believes Manchester United are the favourites to sign, this summer, their 20-year-old England forward, Jadon Sancho.
If this is the case, something we’d welcome with a broad smile, Manchester United look set to beat off the challenges of Liverpool and Chelsea for his signature.
However, there is still a huge obstacle to overcome if the signing is to go ahead.
Sancho moved to Borussia Dortmund three years ago in an £8 million deal with Manchester City, however, City were wise enough to insert a buy-back clause in the deal entitling them first refusal at a price any other club may agree with Borussia Dortmund.
Now that would be cruel wouldn’t it to see our near neighbours exert that clause and deprive Manchester United of the addition of another young player to a squad that already has seen the club apply its transfer mantra by buying Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the past twelve months.
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