Jadon Sancho has yet to complete his much-anticipated move to Manchester United – but apparently, it’s a done deal on WhatsApp.
It’s no secret the Camberwell-born Borussia Dortmund winger is likely coming back to England soon and switching Manchester allegiances.
The ex-Man City academy scholar could even be about to become the Premier League’s most expensive player in a deal reported to be worth £108million.
United and Dortmund are believed still to be in discussions over the finer details of the transfer, which would cost the Red Devils £220,000 a week in wages.
However, according to football transfer expert Ian McGarry, Sancho has already been added to a WhatsApp group with some of his potential new team-mates.
Speaking on The Transfer Window Podcast, McGarry said: “Manchester United are comfortable at this moment in time that they’re not in any competition for the signature of Jadon Sancho.
“They don't believe they’re going to be gazumped any no other club because no other club has expressed the same level of interest.
“They’re also very confident the player wants to come to Old Trafford.
“He has been in constant touch with England international colleagues who currently play for Manchester United and indeed in daily contact with them.
“It’s even believed he's on a WhatsApp group with some of the Manchester United players as well.
“Therefore, United are very comfortable with their position, they believe that Dortmund will come around to the (payment) structure that they've suggested.”
Despite the financial hardship caused by the coronavirus lockdown, United are apparently ready and willing to break their transfer record by nearly £19million.
The Old Trafford club paid £89.3million for Rolls Royce midfielder Paul Pogba in 2016 – what was also an English record for the biggest fee.
The club seem particularly keen on Sancho, who already knows the likes of Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire, Jesse Lingard and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from the England set-up.
The 20-year-old scored 22 goals in all competitions in the season just gone, netting half of those in only 11 games between November and February.
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