According to CBS journalist Ben Jacobs, Tottenham Hotspur is indeed interested in Manchester United star Jadon Sancho, but they may encounter an obstacle regarding the player’s wages, writes the TBR.
Jacobs shared his insights with the Last Word On Spurs as Tottenham prepares for what appears to be a busy summer transfer window. Recently, Ange Postecoglou was announced as Spurs’ new head coach, signing a four-year contract. The Australian manager aims to shape a team in his own image over the next few months, and a significant overhaul of the current squad is anticipated.
In the past week, there have been surprising reports linking Spurs to a move for Jadon Sancho, with the Daily Star suggesting a potential £50 million bid for the Manchester United player. While Jacobs acknowledges Tottenham’s genuine interest in the 23-year-old, he describes the deal as complex for Postecoglou’s team. Jacobs asserts that United would be willing to sell Sancho for the right price, which could amount to £60 million.
He said: “This was a story that broke about five days ago and I think that it’s gathering a little bit of pace. I know that some people will say it’s all just agent talk but I think it’s more than that.
“I think that Tottenham are looking at the possibility of Sancho because they see a real opportunity due to the player’s age and profile.
“But there are complications – one is fee and two is wages. Manchester United, as I understand it, don’t have Sancho at the top of their list to sell.
“So, what will happen first is a conversation between Sancho and Erik ten Hag to understand the pathway for the player at Manchester United and the expectations for him heading into next season.
“And if Sancho moved to Tottenham, he may feel that he can get more game time and we wait and see whether that is a defining factor or not.”
“So, wages might be a problem but fee-wise, for the right number, Manchester United would consider a sale and I think that number is going to be quite high.
“I don’t think Sancho is going to be available in the market for under £50 million, it might even push £60 million. So, it’s a big outlay.”