Jadon Sancho: What Manchester United shirt number will he wear and how much will he earn?

  • Rob Swan

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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