Tottenham want £50m for Jadon Sancho while Man Utd want more money
EXCLUSIVE: Tottenham are considering a blockbuster summer move for Manchester United striker Jadon Sancho as they look to rebuild under Ange Postecoglou.
Tottenham are considering a £50million move for Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho.
The Old Trafford star, 23, has struggled with fitness and form over the past year – and Reds boss Erik ten Hag sent him to Holland midway through last season to recover – physically and mentally.
But if that hiatus produced an initial improvement, for the most part his performances have been spotty — at best.
And with Sancho no longer an automatic choice for England either – he was left out of the squad for the Euro qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia – rival clubs are monitoring his situation closely.
Tottenham are among those clearly interested as they try to regroup and rebuild ahead of newly appointed manager Ange Postecoglou’s first campaign.
Negotiations for Leicester City’s relegated James Maddison began last week.
Now, in addition to a £40million bid for the Foxes’ England playmaker, Spurs are ready to join the race for fellow Three Lions player Sancho, who has won 23 caps.
United, having spent £72.9m to sign Sancho from Borussia Dortmund two years ago, are likely to want closer to £60m to consider doing business.
Dortmund have also expressed an interest in taking the former Manchester City youth product, but only on a season-long loan.
Such an arrangement does not work for the Premier League giants. With no acquisitions imminent, Ten Hag knows he needs to raise money to invest in other areas deemed crucial to his team’s progress.
That is why Spurs feel it is worth testing United’s resolve to keep a player who has yet to reach anywhere near the heights he produced as a teenager in Germany.
Sancho’s latest chance to shine came last weekend in the FA Cup final against Manchester City after United’s Brazilian winger Antony was injured.
But he failed to score and was substituted in the second half of the 2-1 defeat – raising further doubts about his ability to be a regular in Ten Hag’s starting line-up.
United, of course, are chasing Spurs’ £100million captain Harry Kane, while the north Londoners have been linked with a move for Old Trafford defender Harry Maguire.