Man City stand to earn millions from Man Utd's Jadon Sancho transfer

Manchester City’s transfer war chest could receive a huge boost if rivals Manchester United sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

Pep Guardiola’s side are set for a windfall after negotiating a sell-on fee when the winger left the Etihad for Dortmund in 2017.

And if the Bundesliga side receive the full figure they want for the England international, City stand to benefit by more than £12m.

United have submitted a second bid of £72.5m for 21-year-old Sancho, after their opening offer of £60m was rejected last week.

The latest bid is still £4.5m short of Dortmund’s valuation, but a compromise is expected to be reached to allow the deal to go ahead.

Jadon Sancho in action for England against the Czech Republic as Man Utd close in on a move
Jadon Sancho in action for England against the Czech Republic as Man Utd close in on a move

The latest offer is likely to be accepted, with a potential £10m in add-ons attached to the fee.

When City sold Sancho for £7.05m four years ago, they negotiated a 15% sell-on fee as part of the deal, according to BBC Sport .

So if Dortmund accept United’s £72.5m bid, City will be due £10,875,000m of the upfront fee.

That figure would rise to £11,550,000 if the German club achieve the £77m they want for the winger.

But the sell-on clause applies across the total fee – so if Dortmund receive the full £10m in bonus payments, they will have to shell out £12,375,000 to City.

That could be a big boost to Guardiola’s transfer plans, amid speculation linking City with £100m-plus moves for Harry Kane and Jack Grealish.

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Sancho’s expected move will raise the stakes in next season’s Premier League title battle, with the youngster having been identified as the solution to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s problematic right-wing spot.

His arrival will provide United’s attack with a much-needed boost, as well as give Solskjaer more opportunities to play Mason Greenwood in a central striker role.

Jack Grealish and Harry Kane are on Man City's radar
Jack Grealish and Harry Kane are on Man City’s radar

United have already agreed personal terms with Sancho, who is expected to sign a five-year deal – with the option of an extra year – on wages of around £250,000-a-week.

Dortmund have a gentleman’s agreement in place with the winger whereby he can leave if their valuation is met, with that moment edging closer with United’s latest bid.

BVB chiefs have made it clear they expect any transfer to be finalised by the end of July at the very latest, but it seems that deadline will be well beaten.

It is doubtful England boss Gareth Southgate will allow Sancho time away from camp to complete the deal, with the more likely solution being he will have to wait until their Euro 2020 campaign has concluded before officially putting pen to paper.

The final takes place in July 11 – so even if England go all the way, United will be optimistic of being able to squeeze in a deal before Dortmund’s deadline.


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