Of all the elite clubs running after teenage sensation Jadon Sancho, it appears Manchester United has the edge in securing his signature. The 19-year-old is also a transfer target by Barcelona, Chelsea, and Liverpool but the Red Devils are now on top of the list, said to be personally picked by the Dortmund winger.
A switch to Old Trafford for Sancho seems to make sense in light of the ongoing rebuild by United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The team is fast shaping up as a young squad and the England international is attracted by the blueprint being followed by the Norwegian manager.
The United headliners are now mostly young bloods such as Brandon Williams, Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford, Daniel James, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, which is a lineup that will work well with Sancho, according to Metro.
The young winger is convinced that Solskjaer's long-term plan for United will be the most suitable for his future.
"Solskjaer has put a focus on young British talent and Sancho believes United represent a better fit for his future, given there is a ready-made spot on the right-wing waiting for him," the report said.
United's winning roll in the last 11 games seemed to prove that Sancho is making the right move in joining up with the club for next season. Before the Premier League games were suspended, Solskjaer's mostly young squad picked up consecutive wins that pundits were prompted that the team has effected a turnaround.
All of a sudden, the Red Devils are now touted to finish in the Top 4 of the table and there were observations too that in two or three years, the Premier League is within reach for the club that soon will be dominated by youngsters like Sancho.
According to The Daily Mail, the Solskjaer side is tipped to finish the season likely on No. 4 and for Sancho that means an assurance to play in the Champions League, thus giving him another reason to sign up.
Then there is an emerging United star that Sancho might want the opportunity to play with. Bruno Fernandes arrived in January and he was an instant hit. Since he joined in, the Portuguese never saw defeat and such a trend should be another encouragement for the winger.
Former United defender Rio Ferdinand is all thumbs up in the plan to get Sancho on board, and declared: "I would take Sancho all day."
"[He's a] great player, great potential, English, he's brilliant. I would take Sancho now," said the club legend of the planned acquisition, which reportedly will cost United a whopping £120 million.