Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Jadon Sancho next club odds – Man United in pole position to sign 19-year-old star

Jadon Sancho seems almost certain to be on the move in the summer, and there’s been no shortage of clubs linked with a move for the 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund star. Manchester United are currently in pole position according to Sky Bet, with a host of other English clubs in the running.

Manchester United lead the race for Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho has had a quite brilliant season so far – he leads the Borussia Dortmund team in both goals and assists this season with 14 of each. Manchester United, while having somewhat rejuvenated their season, still haven’t managed to find the firm solution to their right wing problem.

Jadon Sancho would be perfect to fill that role. Personally, I think he will prefer a move to United over say, Liverpool, for the pure fact that at United he, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford will be the stars of the show.

Currently, Sancho is sat at 11/10 to join Manchester United in the summer – Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side are the clear favourites to land the youngster, but they will have some competition.

The other options…

Liverpool – 3/1

Second favourites for Sancho are, as you may have guessed from comments I made earlier, Liverpool. The Reds are all set to win their first Premier League title this season and Sancho would be joining fellow former Dortmund fan favourite Jurgen Klopp.

His man issue with that I would think is that he isn’t even guaranteed a place on the field at Liverpool. Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino present a very settled forward three and it would make no sense to change that. For me, the only way this move happens is if Liverpool sell Salah.

At 3/1, it doesn’t seem to be much of a worthwhile bet in my personal opinion.

Chelsea – 5/1

Next on the list of Sancho suitors is Chelsea. Frank Lampard’s team have struggled a bit as of late and haven’t really managed to find a settled attacking front in the way that Liverpool have.

If Sancho was to end up at Stamford Bridge, he’d be very well paid, he’d get a lot of game-time, he’d be working under an England legend and the likelihood is, he’d be getting Champions League football.

At 5/1, this one has a little bit of a dark horse feel to it for me. I quite like the idea of Sancho in that Chelsea team alongside Mason Mount, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham – the next generation of England stars all playing together every week in the Chelsea blue.

Barcelona – 12/1

As much as this move would make some serious waves, it seems unlikely while Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann are around. Barcelona also have their own incredibly talented young winger in Ansu Fati – as a result, I probably wouldn’t waste your hard earned cash on this one.

The outsiders

Real Madrid (18/1) – While I wouldn’t be surprised if Sancho did end up at Madrid out of nowhere, there hasn’t been anywhere near enough noise to suggest this is even on the cards for either party.

Bayern Munich (20/1) – The move from Dortmund to Bayern is one many players have made over the years – Mats Hummels, Robert Lewandowski and Mario Gotze are the most notable in recent times. However, Sancho seems to favour a move back to England and because of that, I don’t see him ending up at the Allianz Arena.

Tottenham Hotspur (22/1) – I can’t see this move happening from a purely financial point. Sancho is likely to cost somewhere north of region of £100m. That’s not to say Spurs don’t have the money, but Daniel Levy doesn’t seem the type to break records in that way.

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