Transfer updates: Jadon Sancho to Man United, Kai Havertz to Chelsea
Premier League is back, and so are rumors linking its clubs to the top talents in the world. With the COVID-19 breaking the economics of the sports industry immensely, only the top few PL clubs have the financial might to still break the bank and buy their preferred choices.
At the very top of this list stands Manchester United, arguably the most successful English club of all time. United may not be winning trophies as regularly as they did under Sir Alex Ferguson, but still, have a global fan following very few clubs command. Thus, the balance sheet looks in decent shape.
With that power and freedom, the Red Devils will pursue their key target – Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. Sancho has been one of the best players in the Bundesliga and is very effective down the right-wing, a position that United has been weak at for a long time.
Sancho is young – a pre-requisite to all buys of Ole Gunner Solksjaer except captain Harry Maguire. His ability on the ball is no secret and his stats talk immensely about the talent he possesses. Reports, however, suggest that Dortmund will not sell Sancho unless the transfer fee is over €100m. All sides in the club want him to stay at least one season more.
With Ole Gunner Solksjaer slowly building a strong team at Old Trafford, Sancho could be one of the key bits in his nearly-complete puzzle. And while the Devils are working hard to strengthen their attack, Chelsea isn’t silent either. After signing Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, Chelsea is reportedly close to signing Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and Kai Havertz from Bayern Leverkusen.
Havertz has already been earmarked to be a special talent, catching the eye of football fans all around the world for his ability to find space and passing range. The £90m attacking midfielder would be another statement signing for Frank Lampard, who’s building a young, attacking side at Stamford Bridge.
Havertz is also close to United according to some reports, but Chelsea is currently leading the negotiations currently. If both Werner and Havertz sign the dotted line to don the Blues’ jersey next season, Chelsea could be on their way to becoming one of the most exciting clubs in Europe.
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