Regular visitors to this site will be perfectly aware that we’ve been following media speculation inferring that Manchester United’s main target, transfer wise, this summer, was Jadon Sancho.
Although the England international has two years left on his contract with Borussia Dortmund, United were hopeful they’d be able to tempt the Bundesliga side into selling their asset with a £100 million offer.
Unfortunately, it looks very much as if any deal is now dead in the water.
The news source, the Daily Mail, is reporting that Manchester United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League next season, following the 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town last weekend, has seen the deal stopped in its tracks.
The highly-rated Sancho is keen for his career to progress at the startling rate it has and perceives testing himself at the highest level as imperative. Unlike Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund have qualified for the Champions League next season.
Also, it’s worth remembering that Sancho, originally on the books of Manchester City, left as he wasn’t getting the level of football he wanted.
Sadly, it is looking very much as if Manchester United will have to look to spend that £100 million elsewhere.
But, more worryingly, how many other targets will now be looking elsewhere after our failure to qualify for the Champions League next season?
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