Sun, 12 Jul 2020

A host of clubs are said to be chasing the signature Jadon Sancho, one of the bright young stars of world football.Sancho once played for United's rivals, Manchester City but left the club in 2017 to continue his career in Germany.Player valuations around the world might drop in the light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Manchester United are reportedly concerned about how a big-money move for Jadon Sancho would look amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 20-year-old has been a revelation since his departure for the Bundesliga in 2017.

A 13-goal campaign last season has been blown out of the water this term, with Sancho's 17 goals and 20 assists catapulting Dortmund into a hotly-contested title race with Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig.

His rapid rise has already thrust him into Gareth Southgate's England starting line-up, and a world record fee for a British player is expected to be required to prise him away from Germany.

That has not stopped financial juggernaut Man Utd from registering their interest, however, with the forward's age and profile seeming to be a perfect fit for the new transfer policy to go younger and predominantly British at Old Trafford.

Nevertheless, British newspaper the Daily Express has revealed the club have indicated a particular concern over a prospective move.

They report that the club have reservations over the optics of such a mega money move, noting 'Manchester United are concerned about how it will look' to make such a huge financial outlay during the coronavirus pandemic.

These concerns appear to back up a recent report that stated the club were desperate to offload a high-earning flop in order to drive Sancho's ultimate price down.

With lower league clubs facing financial ruination, the idea of smashing the British transfer record would undoubtedly cause more than a few rumblings within the game.

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