Man Utd have three winners and four losers if Jadon Sancho transfer completed
Jadon Sancho’s proposed move to Manchester United now seems just a matter of when and not if with the Red Devils now in advanced negotiations with Borussia Dortmund to close the deal. The transfer is expected to be completed once England’s Euro 2020 campaign has drawn to a close but for now, United are keen to ensure there is an agreement in place.
This is a move that has been in the pipeline for way over a year.
Last summer, United tried to make it happen after months of speculation but they were unable to find the cash to meet Dortmund’s £108million valuation.
That has now worked in their favour after Sancho’s value decreased with United expected to close a deal at around £80m.
While the acquisition of the England international may take their attack to a new level, many have been left wondering whether United even need Sancho given their wealth of options in the final third.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to build a competitive squad where competition is fierce and now he is doing exactly that as he looks to challenge the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea for the title.
Express Sport looks at three winners and four losers from the potential arrival of Sancho…
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He is a huge winner if the Sancho deal gets over the line and his numbers could improve once again, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka could also profit.
There has been talk that Kieran Trippier could come in to challenge the right-back, who continues to receive criticism in an attacking sense.
Yet in his defence, Wan-Bissaka has played with a number of wingers ahead of him and is yet to find a settled partner on the right flank.
Sancho is expected to come straight into the team and now there could be natural chemistry between the two.
United are already stacked with options out wide and if Sancho arrives, some fall even further down the pecking order.
Reports claim that Anthony Martial could now be sold as a result of Sancho’s potential arrival.
He would therefore be the biggest loser of them all as he loses his place in the United side.
There’s no doubt that Mason Greenwood has a huge future at Old Trafford but he has played a large percentage of his football from the right for Manchester United.
His game time is likely to be affected by Sancho’s arrival, whether Solskjaer tries to cover that up or not.
His long-term future could be through the middle but for now, Greenwood may struggle to play as regularly as he did in the latter stages of last season.
The same will apply for Amad, who had to be incredibly patient for minutes after arriving from Atalanta in January.
There is a good chance he could now be loaned out and the same can be said of Facundo Pellistri.
He is expected to return to Spain on loan having spent the second half of last season with Alaves.
While both Amad and Pellistri remain players for the future, both will be concerned about their pathways into the first team if Sancho arrives…
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