Manchester United are said to be willing to offer Jadon Sancho a five-year contract ahead of a potential move to Old Trafford this summer after the club restarted negotiations with Borussia Dortmund. The Red Devils are back in for the England international, who was the subject of a £90million bid last October.
Unfortunately for United, that fell some £18m short of Dortmund’s £108m valuation.
But that may now just have worked in United’s favour after Sancho’s value fell to around £80m.
United started dialogue with the player’s camp again at the start of the week and there is confidence a deal can be done this summer.
Today, the Old Trafford hierarchy were informed that Dortmund had rejected their opening offer of around £67million.
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That’s nearly double the £7m annual salary Sancho earns in Germany with Dortmund.
The breakdown of United’s contract offer works out at around £250,000 per week.
That would immediately make him one of the club’s highest earners, with only David De Gea (£375,000 per week) taking home more.
Sancho’s deal matches United’s second-highest earner Anthony Martial, who also boasts an annual salary of £13,000,000.
United will have to be cautious they do not back themselves into a corner when handing out huge pay packets.
That was the case when they handed Alexis Sanchez a contract worth an estimated £500,000-a-week.
Representatives of future transfer targets and current players can then use that figure as leverage when trying to negotiate contracts for their clients.
Bruno Fernandes is in line for a contract extension after he chipped in with 28 goals and 17 assists last season and he looks set to become one of United’s best earners.