Manchester United fans are very sceptical about the news that the club are about to submit their first formal offer for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
The Mirror claims that the Red Devils are ready to offer the Bundesliga giants £75 million plus up to £15 million in add-ons in a take-it-or-leave-it offer for the 21-year-old.
The offer falls well short of Dortmund’s bottom line price of £110 million cash. They were reported to be unwilling to deal over add-ons.
It is also around seven weeks later than the Germans’ deadline of 10th August.
Unless there is a massive about-face by Borussia Dortmund, therefore, the offer will prove to be far too little, far too late.
Weary fans have taken to social media to express their cynicism and bemusement at the news.
‘Forget Sancho. These lot are incapable of bringing in a LB for 20m who’s on the last year of his contract. How are these clowns allowed to control a football club?’
‘It’s just exhausting watching them fail so hard. If that really is the final offer they’re not getting Sancho. Other teams probably go in for him in another year too…’
‘I really struggle to believe any fans can hold a glimmer of hope for Sancho when the club literally spends weeks haggling over a few million, move on for your own sakes!!’
‘How you guys are still confident we’ll sign Jadon Sancho is beyond me.’
‘They’re literally gonna decline straight away unless Sancho hands in a transfer request which he won’t.’
‘The Sancho news is obviously nonsense, I’m afraid. #GlazersOut’
‘I start to believe again, I get my hopes up, I get disappointed.’
It now seems that if United really were to sign Jadon Sancho in this transfer window, it would be the biggest surprises in the club’s history. Nobody is holding their breath.