The Borussia Dortmund star is set to become one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s highest earners at Manchester United as he finally closes in on a switch to Old Trafford
Jadon Sancho will become one of Manchester United‘s highest earners when he completes his Old Trafford transfer.
Sancho is finally closing in on a United move after months of protracted negotiations with Borussia Dortmund.
The Mirror understands the Red Devils are nearing towards an £80m agreement to sign the England star after positive talks between United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and Dortmund counterpart Hans Joachim-Watzke.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is all set to land his prime summer target as he plans for a Premier League title challenge next season.
And Sancho will immediately become one of the top-earners at United after completing his high-profile move.
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The 21-year-old winger will earn a mouthwatering £250,000 per-week across a five-year contract, The Mirror has learned.
That puts him in the top-category of United earners, according to a wages list revealed by The Sun in February.
David de Gea is United’s highest earner, taking in £375,000 per-week, while star midfielder Paul Pogba earns £290,000-per-week.
Sancho’s wages would put him on the same sum as Anthony Martial at Old Trafford, though the Frenchman’s long-term future at the club is uncertain.
He would also earn more than veteran Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani (£210,000-per-week), who signed an extension to remain at the club for another season.
Meanwhile, Sancho will also earn more than Marcus Rashford (£200,000-per-week), Bruno Fernandes (£180,000 per-week) and captain Harry Maguire (£190,000-per-week)
The impending switch will shake up United’s forward line with Rashford, Daniel James and fellow new signing Amad all battling for a position on the flanks next season.
Sancho has only played a supporting role at the Euros with England under Gareth Southgate this summer.
The likes of Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden have all been preferred to the former Manchester City youngster, much to the frustration of some Three Lions supporters.
But Sancho’s lack of involvement at international level has not put off United, who are set to reward him with huge wages when a deal goes through.
Sancho has been forced to remain coy about his future while in the Three Lions camp at Euro 2020.
“I’m cool about it,” he told talkSPORT earlier in June.
“There’s always going to be speculation, especially when you do well.
“It’s just how you handle that on the pitch.
“You’ve got to keep doing what you’re doing, if you keep on doing that then I’m sure that won’t be a problem.
“The main thing is my football and that’s what I’m focusing on at the moment.”