Jadon Sancho is expected to become Manchester United’s big summer signing ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
The 20-year-old, who has starred for Borussia Dortmund over the past three seasons, is set to become the Red Devils’ record signing.
Paul Pogba is still United’s most expensive signing following his £89.3 million move from Juventus in August 2016, but the deal for Sancho is likely to blow that figure out of the water.
According to Neil Custis of The Sun, United will fork out an eye-watering £110 million for Sancho.
However, only £70 million will be paid upfront, with the additional £40 million comprised of add-ons.
These add-ons will be activated based on Sancho’s appearances and achievements at Old Trafford, such as United winning the Premier League or Champions League.
Dortmund have set a deadline of August 10 (next Monday) for United to agree a deal for the England international.
But the Premier League side, according to The Sun, will not be bullied into meeting this deadline by the German club.
The Sun’s report adds that Sancho *will* become Man Utd’s new No. 7.
The number previously worn by Old Trafford legends including Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo will become vacant once Alexis Sanchez completes his permanent move to Inter Milan.
Sancho is also set to sign a four-year deal, with the option on the club’s side of extending it by a further 12 months, worth £220,000 a week.
This wage will make him the fourth-highest earner at the Theatre of Dreams.
Here’s United’s wage list in full (not including players out on loan)…
Scott McTominay: £10,000 a week
Axel Tuanzebe: £15,000 a week
Timothy Fosu-Mensah: £15,000 a week
Diogo Dalot: £25,000 a week
Andreas Pereira: £30,000 a week
Lee Grant: £30,000 a week
Daniel James: £45,000 a week
Sergio Romero: £70,000 a week
Jesse Lingard: £75,000 a week
Phil Jones: £75,000 a week
Eric Bailly: £80,000 a week
Aaron Wan-Bissaka: £90,000 a week
Bruno Fernandes: £100,000 a week
Nemanja Matic: £120,000 a week
Victor Lindelof: £120,000 a week
Fred: £120,000 a week
Odion Ighalo: £125,000 a week
Luke Shaw: £150,000 a week
Juan Mata: £160,000 a week
Harry Maguire: £189,000 a week
Marcus Rashford: £200,000 a week
Anthony Martial: £250,000 a week
Paul Pogba: £290,000 a week
David de Gea: £375,000 a week
United fans are desperately hoping the club can get the deal for Sancho over the line, sooner rather than later.
And if Sancho is unveiled as United’s new number seven, it will be seen as a major statement of intent by their Premier League rivals.
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