After a long, drawn-out saga, Jadon Sancho looks finally on the verge of sealing his switch to Manchester United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side heavily courted the England international but they missed out on the Borussia Dortmund star last summer.
With negotiations falling through, many had expected the deal to have hit a dead-end and unlikely to be resurrected again.
But as Sancho returned to Dortmund and continued in an excellent run of form, scoring 16 goals and registering 20 assists in 38 games for the club, the rumours about United’s interest persisted.
The Reds reignited their pursuit this summer and are determined to wrap the deal up and secure Sancho’s status as a United player.
The England international is currently away on international duty with the Three Lions at Euro 2020.
But it hasn’t stopped him from already endearing himself to United supporters already.
Eagle-eyed fans spotted an interaction between Arsenal midfielder Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho in England training ahead of the Three Lions’ round of 16 game against Germany.
Saka and Sancho were in a debate about who is the better goal-scorer.
Saka boasted about his feats in training, meanwhile Sancho offered a sharp-witted rebuttal: ‘Who scored more goals last season?’
United fans’ loved the clever quip and praised the 21-year-old on Twitter.
Some users called him ‘savage Sancho’ meanwhile others commended his stats in the Bundesliga last season and speculated about what he could offer at United in the Premier League.
When Sancho’s move will be wrapped up will likely depend on England’s performance at Euro 2020.
The 21-year-old will want to seal his future as soon as possible.
However, if England were to advance to the latter stages of the tournament his focus will likely be preoccupied.