A long-standing transfer saga involving Jadon Sancho’s move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United officially ended on Friday.
The Red Devils have announced the £73million arrival of the quicksilver English forward in a big-money deal that will cost up to £150m overall. This has boosted United’s chances of a title challenge next season and further additions will likely reduce their odds further. If you are interested in backing United, use this Unibet bonus to get started.
After reinforcing the attacking department with one of the brightest prospects in European football, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no intention of slowing down.
United are already working on other deals, particularly in light of the uncertainty surrounding Paul Pogba’s future at Old Trafford.
Heavily linked with a high-profile move away from the Premier League, the World Cup winner continues to give the Theatre of Dreams powerbrokers a sizeable headache.
Represented by super-agent Mino Raiola, Pogba has yet to commit his future to United, with his current contract due to run out at the end of next season.
The Frenchman’s hesitation over extending his deal has prompted the Red Devils to scour the European market for potential midfield additions.
Rennes’ sensation Eduardo Camavinga and wantaway Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez are long-term targets.
However, United have identified a new opportunity in the market as Leon Goretzka looks unhappy with his current life at Bayern Munich.
The 26-year-old, who arrived at the Allianz Arena from Schalke 04 as a free agent in summer 2018, is frustrated with slow’ contract negotiations, says Sports Bild (via The Sun).
Goretzka has just over 11 months left to run on his current contract in Bavaria.
Although the parties have been trying to broker an extension over the past couple of months, there has been no breakthrough in negotiations so far.
The German midfielder experienced an injury-plagued 2020/21 season but still managed 12 goal contributions in 24 Bundesliga appearances, scoring five and assisting seven.
When fully fit and firing, Goretza was an undisputed starter alongside Joshua Kimmich in Bayern’s double-pivot.
Using his anticipation and positioning, he was often able to provide cover at the back and simultaneously burst through the lines at the other end of the pitch.
Good in possession of the ball as he is at winning it back, Goretzka is a prototype of a perfect modern-day midfielder.
Barcelona and Real Madrid hold a genuine interest in the Bochum native, but United now seem to be in pole position to capture the Bayern star.
For any Red Devils fans with an ounce of hope the club was considering signing one of the finest Bundesliga midfielders, reports across Europe have now backed their prayers.