Manchester United are close to completing the signings of both Jadon Sancho and Kieran Trippier. United agreed personal terms with Jadon Sancho last summer but the deal broke down as a fee couldn’t be agreed. But in recent weeks talks have been reignited and it’s now a matter of time before Sancho arrives at Old Trafford. Dortmund put a £108 million price tag on Sancho which caused United to walk away. But the pandemic has hit hard and as a result many clubs have had to lower their asking price for want away players with Dortmund being one of them.
The persistence to sign Sancho says a lot about the player and what he can bring to the club. United desperately need a right winger and Sancho looks like he’s the perfect fit. The 21 year old has been a stand out player for Dortmund over the past two years. It was inevitable that at some point he’d attract attention from the bigger clubs across Europe. Reports suggest United will pay around £80 million for the England international. He is likely to sign a five year contract which will keep him at Manchester United until 2026.
Kieran Trippier: United have been fond of Trippier for some time and a deal to bring him to Old Trafford looks imminent. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is Solskjaer’s first choice right back and once again he’s had a good season. Defensively he’s arguably the best right back in the league and possibly the world. But in an attacking sense he’s not quite there yet. His end product has been criticized on a number of occasions and there’s no doubt it has to improve.
The signing of the experienced Kieran Trippier will certainly help Wan-Bissaka with this and in other areas of his game. Luke Shaw is proof that competition for places is only a good thing after his phenomenal turn around in form since the arrival of Alex Telles last summer.
Athletico Madrid brought Trippier for £20 million. But with his age and current contract situation they’d struggle to recoup that fee. Trippier was named in the La Liga team of the season after he played a vital role in his side winning the league ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid. Reports suggest that United will be paying in the region of £10 – £15 million for the experienced right back.