Red Devils resolve details to complete eagerly awaited loan move for England winger
Manchester United has received the long-anticipated update on Jadon Sancho, as Borussia Dortmund finalizes a deal for the England winger on a six-month loan. Despite the deal being widely expected for the past week, minor details concerning the terms of the temporary transfer delayed its official announcement.
The agreement, believed to cost Borussia Dortmund approximately €3 million, encompasses various factors, including wage contributions. While the Bundesliga side shoulders a significant portion of the financial burden, Manchester United will still incur substantial costs covering the 23-year-old’s wages during the loan period.
Although no official announcement has been made, Sky Sports Deutschland has reported that an agreement between the clubs has been reached, facilitating Sancho’s return to the club where he initially made his breakthrough.
Initially, there were concerns that Sancho’s wage demands might hinder the loan deal. However, Manchester United has ultimately conceded on this front, agreeing to contribute significantly to the player’s salary.
While there were hopes for the completion of the move in time for Sancho to join the BVB training camp in Marbella, a disagreement over the option-to-buy clause in the loan contract prolonged the process. Florian Plettenberg has now indicated that the lingering issue has been resolved.
The delay in finalizing what initially seemed like a straightforward agreement reflects the slower progress that Manchester United has experienced in recent seasons in the transfer market. Incoming owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, along with his right-hand man Sir Dave Brailsford, aims to reshape the club’s culture, marked by a more decisive and efficient approach to transfers.
Dortmund’s Donyell Malen might potentially move in the opposite direction, with reports from FootballTransfers confirming Manchester United’s interest in the Netherlands international.
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