Sancho on the brink of a record-breaking transfer to the Theatre of Dreams
England International Jadon Malik Sancho could have been a two-time Premier League medalist and won
a domestic treble in the 2018/19 campaign if he would have stayed at Manchester City.
However, the boy from south London's streets made a brave move when he signed his first senior
contract with Borussia Dortmund in 2017 from Manchester City.
And now, Sancho could become the most expensive English footballer in history if his £108million
(Ksh15.2billion) move to Manchester United goes through.
According to reports, Sancho has agreed on personal terms with United that will see him sign a five-year
contract for a move to the Premier League side.
As it stands, a fee is yet to be agreed on between the two clubs as Dortmund have not moved from their
initial valuation of Sancho as negotiations continue.
Since his move from Manchester City to the Bundesliga, Sancho has risen to the ranks of elite footballers
in Europe attracting interest from clubs such as Spanish giants Real Madrid, Paris Saint-German, and
Premiere League Champions Liverpool.
But United seems to be the destination for the 20-year old who has been their number one transfer target
for several months now since January.
So how could Sancho crack world record among the European elite footballers’ class?
Towards the end of his first season at Dortmund, Sancho made an impact that campaign that was followed
by another outstanding start in his second season which quickly earned him a call up to the England squad
During the 2019/20 campaign, Sancho scored 17 goals and created 16 assists across 32 Bundesliga that
helped Dortmund secure second place of 69 points, 14 behind FC Bayern München.
That form made him ranked fourth just behind Lionel Messi, Thomas Muller Thomas Müller, and Kevin
De Bruyne among players who produced most assists in Europe's top five domestic leagues.
If his move from BVB to Old Trafford goes through, Sancho will pen down a five-year deal with United
that will see him triple his current £75k-a-week salary.
Sancho’s move to United could also become the fifth most expensive transfer in history behind Joao Felix
£114million deal from Benfica to Atletico Madrid last year.
If the two clubs agree on the deal, Sancho’s deal will break the record of British player transfer that
involved Gareth Bale’s move from Tottenham to Real Madrid at a fee of £86million.
If a deal is agreed upon, the Red Devils will pay the transfer fee in installments of £60million upon
agreement with the remaining £45million paid to BVB in 2021 and 2022.
However, Sancho’s dream move to the Theatre of Dreams could only be completed before
Dortmund’s10th August deadline when the club is set to head on a pre-season tour.