Manchester United will finally land Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho next week for a fee close to £75m.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign a traditional right winger, as the Red Devils look to shift Mason Greenwood from the flank to a central position over the next 12 to 18 months.
Dortmund have since lowered their £108m valuation to reflect Sancho’s contract status and the financial climate due to the pandemic.
According to the Times, Old Trafford are yet to settle on a fee for the former Manchester City ace, but their latest bid of around £72.5m is close to Dortmund’s asking price and there is optimism on both sides that the deal will be concluded next week.
Dortmund are looking for marginally more up-front, while they want further add-ons put in place but this should be no problem for United.
City will net around £11m from Sancho’s move to United as they included a 15% sell-on fee on the winger’s deal following his move to Dortmund.
Sancho has reportedly agreed a five-year deal and will become United’s joint-top earner on wages of £350,000-a-week.
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