As the whole world is suffering economically from effects posed by the novel pandemic coronavirus, Man United aren’t exceptional and they are dragging their feet on Jadon Sancho deal.
Reports claim that United are trying to offload six players in a bid to raise funds for the purchase of Borussia Dortmund £115million price tag winger.
The Red Devils revenue streams are hit hard because of the coronavirus and will have less money to spend in the next window. The Senior United officials have made it known that they will not shell out more than £50m for Sancho.
It is understood that united Chief Executive Woodward is struggling to pull a deal and is hoping he can sell some of the club’s fringe players to raise funds.
As reported, Alexis Sanchez, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Jesse Lingard, and Diogo Dalot could all leave Old Trafford as the club seek to raise money to propel their transfer plan.
It is understood Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also hoping his budget can stretch to another creative midfielder and a left-footed center-back along with Sancho but the Norwegian boss knows he cannot get everything that he asks for.
Sanchez has flopped since he arrived from Arsenal in January 2018, and together with fellow united loanee at Roma Smalling, United hopes to raise something from them.
Although the Serie A side is not keen on making Sanchez deal permanent, they are possible to add another 12-month loan and that would save United around £10m in wages.
On Smalling, United want £25m for the defender but if that figure reduced they may be able to strike a deal while the super-agent Mino Raiola could help Lingard engineer a move to Italy, with Jones also mooted to follow in his footsteps.
“There’s got to be realism,” he said. “The whole world has changed both financially and in the perception, we’ve got on values, so every time I put the case in front of Ed, I think it’s a sensible one and a realistic one.
“I think I’ve proven to the club I’ve always got the club in the front of my mind,” he added.
“I don’t think short term or (that) personally, ‘This would fit me’. I always think long term and try to make good deals,” he continued.
“I’m always quite careful with money – personal money as well,” the Norwegian concluded.