It was about a year when Manchester United first showed their interest in the Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho. The German club placed a hefty price tag of 120 million Euros, to put off even a club of Manchester United’s stature. After months of trying to agree on a fee with the club, it looks almost impossible that a deal can be agreed before the transfer window ends on the 5th of next month. So here are 6 last-minute Jadon Sancho alternatives for Manchester United to consider this summer.
Six alternatives for Jadon Sancho Manchester United should consider-
- Federico Chiesa– The Italian sensation has caught the Serie A by storm since his debut. The 22-year-old, while primarily being a right-winger can also play in multiple positions including as an attacking midfielder. The 19-time capped Italian international creates chances while also dropping deep to help the team out defensively. His pace, combined with his shooting and the previously said defensive contribution should make him a player Manchester united should seriously consider. Federico Chiesa is not the finished article yet and this makes him even better, as any improvement over his 11 goals and 9 assists from last season for Fiorentina, is a big plus for any club that buys him. His links to Juventus, AC Milan, and other biggest clubs in the world provide another reason as to why he is the man that Manchester United have been looking for all along.
The cost- 50 million euros
- Amad Traoré– It’s a fairly less conspicuous name on the list but if his goal-scoring and assist providing exploits are anything to go by, he could very well be a big star in the future. The 18-year-old prodigy has come through the Atalanta academy. Atalanta have been incredible at poaching young stars in recent seasons and their recent jaw-dropping top-three finish in the Serie A is a testament to their years of commitment and hard work in looking for players in the most obscure corners of the world and developing them into stars. Amad Traoré has won plenty of comparisons to the great Lionel Messi himself, for his impressive dribbling ability. His ability earned him a few opportunities to play for the first team last season, during which he managed his first Serie A goal. He also set a record in the process, for becoming the first player born in 2002 to score in the Serie A. The Ivorian would be a great option and one for the future as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side look to end their 7-year wait for their 21st league title.
The cost- N/A
- Douglas Costa– The Brazilian winger started as a left-winger but slowly transitioned into a right-winger. The former Bayern Munich winger has been in a rough patch since he arrived in Turin. His injuries have seriously hampered his progression as he has spent more time off the pitch than on the pitch, but the 29-year old’s quality cannot be denied. If he can be at least half as good as he was for the Bavarians, he’s sure to add some well-needed fuel to the right flank at Old Trafford.
The cost – 27 million Euros
- Kingsley Coman – The German international and current Bayern Munich player has made quite a name for himself in the Bundesliga. The former Paris Saint Germain player further added to his already mean reputation by spearheading Bayern Munich’s Champions League final by scoring their only goal, and this as a result, sealed another treble for the German side. There is not much to add to what has already been said about Kingsley Coman. His work just speaks for itself. It’s unlikely that any bid is going to prompt the Bundesliga champions to sell the player, but it’s worth a try anyway.
The cost – 40 million Euros
- Lucas Ocampos – A player who was once part of Jurgen Klopp’s list of targets, has come under the eye of plenty of European clubs who were taken back by the Argentinian’s 17 goals and 5 assists last season, as Sevilla went to claim their record 6th Europa League title. His goal in the recent UEFA super cup game almost helped his side beat the formidable champions of Europe and Germany, Bayern Munich.
The cost – 50 million Euros
- Callum Hudson-Odoi – The Chelsea man has found minutes very hard to come by these days at Stamford Bridge, as the south Londoners have strengthened their ranks with the signing of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax. The presence of other signings has further created a less settling atmosphere for the promising Englishman. He’s had a few issues in recent times, but it’s hard to deny the 19-year old’s potential. His ability to dribble and provide assists makes him a highly favorable alternative for Jadon Sancho. Given Chelsea’s reluctance to sell a player to a direct rival, it’s likely that the Manchester club will have to fork out a massive fee to land the player.
The cost- 60 million euros.
Some of the above players might be a bit difficult to land given the time constraint, but it still wouldn’t be foolish to think that it’s impossible, especially given these unforeseen times in the transfer market where clubs have to raise funds to balance the books.