According to a report from Sky Sports, Man City’s arch rivals Man United will not pay more than £50 million to sign Jadon Sancho – potentially gifting the Sky Blues an advantage as we look to poach the England winger into an Etihad return.
Should Man City try to sign Sancho?
Yes, 100%, get it done
No, not what we need
Now, with United making their stance on a bid clear, insisting they will not go over £50m, Pep Guardiola’s side could feasibly leapfrog the Red Devils in the queue for Sancho – with Dortmund demanding no less than £100m for the attacker.
So much so that, along with City and United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all reportedly keeping tabs – but would he be worth the lofty transfer fee could bring him back to Eastlands?
According to WhoScored, the former Watford trainee completes more dribbles on average than any City player – with only star man Kevin De Bruyne racking up a superior amount of key passes over the youngster.
His numbers, while impressive, highlight his potency going forward – but it is still debatable whether we should prioritise Sancho given our need for a centre-back.
Given United appear to have dropped down in the race, if City pursue a deal, director of football Txiki Begiristain may find there is one less obstacle in the way.