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Jadon Sancho to United?




Only five players have contributed to 30 league goals in 2019-20. Lionel Messi, Ciro Immobile, Jadon Sancho, Robert Lewandowski, and Timo Werner.


The 20-year-old England winger has out-scored and out-assisted the entirety of Europe, except for one of the greatest of all time, Messi, and free-scoring veteran forward Immobile.


It's no surprise he's so in demand.


Despite carrying a knock, he came off the bench in Borussia Dortmund's 2-0 win over Wolfsburg to set up his 16th Bundesliga goal of the season, adding to his 14 goals to take him to 30 goal involvements overall.


Immobile currently leads the way with 34, while Sancho needs just one more goal or assist to go level with Messi.


The big question remains: Where will Sancho play next season?


Manchester United have been hot on his heels for a long time, looking to bring him back home to England, where he was on the books of Manchester City before leaving for Germany.


There are hundreds of "Welcome to Man Utd" skills and highlights compilations now online with Red Devils fans salivating at the thought that the tricky winger could wear red next season.


Reports in Italy indicate that he has agreed to become part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's rebuild but Borussia Dortmund have repeatedly denied any agreements or offers for Sancho, insisting that it will take a lot of money for him to be sold.


Sporting director Michael Zorc is determined to keep Sancho at Signal Iduna Park, but knows that it will be hard to convince him to stay if Europe's giants come calling.


"The fact is no other club has contacted us so far about Jadon," he told Sport Bild earlier this year.


"I can't reliably answer today if he stays. What I can say for sure is that he feels very comfortable with us. Otherwise he could not produce such performances week after week.

"He is a phenomenon and is now producing top performances. And he rarely takes a break on the pitch, helping the team with their defensive work. He is hard-working and gets the greatest of respect from me."


Dortmund have found it difficult to keep key players in the past, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ousmane Dembele both forcing their way out of the club in recent years, so if United come knocking, then it's extremely likely Sancho will follow Aubameyang to the Premier League.


Ronan Murphy

@swearimnotpaul


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