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12th Aug 2023

Manchester United’s Premier League rivals set to bid for Jadon Sancho


A move that would suit all parties?

Having found game time severely limited at Old Trafford since the arrival of manager Erik ten Hag last summer, Jadon Sancho looks to be on the verge of departing Manchester United, according to reports.

Starting just 21 of United’s Premier League games last season and scoring on six occasions, the wide forward has found himself to be a peripheral figure under the new managerial regime’s plans.

A number of Premier League clubs are said to monitoring the 23-year-old this summer, who has failed to live up to his lofty £73 million price tag following his transfer from Borussia Dortmund two summers ago.

One club in particular appear most keen on securing the winger’s services though, with Unai Emery’s Aston Villa considering a late bid for England international, as per the Manchester Evening News.

Sancho started just 21 league games last term, scoring on six occasions. (Credit: Getty Images)

Jadon Sancho the latest shrewd Villa acquisition?:

Aston Villa have acted decisively in this summer’s transfer window, adding the likes of Moussa Diaby from Bayer Leverkusen, Pau Torres from Villarreal and Youri Tielemans from Leicester, as the Villains prepare for a season which will see them compete in the Europa Conference League.

Finishing last season in seventh place, Villa are seen as potential dark horses to push on under Emery and challenge even higher in the league this season.

With Sancho no longer a regular starter for United and also failing to make a number of recent England squads, a move to Villa Park could work for all parties.

United would free up his considerable wages, Villa would receive a player who still has time to correct course before reaching his prime, and Sancho himself would gain the opportunity of playing regular Premier League minutes to help force himself back into Gareth Southgate’s plans.

No potential fee has been reported yet, but with Sancho’s significant wage packet, it is likely the Red Devils would take a sizeable hit on their initial £73 million investment in the player.