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Man Utd Planning to Sign Jadon Sancho in the Same Way Real Madrid Made Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer

Mudeet Arora
Man Utd applying similar strategy to sign Sancho that Real Madrid did for Ronaldo
Man Utd applying similar strategy to sign Sancho that Real Madrid did for Ronaldo / Getty Images

Jadon Sancho could yet be on his way to Manchester United after a recent admission by Borussia Dortmund's chief Michael Zorc.

The English winger has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford for over a year now. United and Dortmund could not come to an agreement over Sancho's transfer fee last season which led the deal to collapse.

Meanwhile, Sancho has reportedly set his heart on a move to Old Trafford. However, the Red Devils have to part ways with a a lot of money to sign him from Dortmund, but Zorc has said that there is the presence of a "gentleman's agreement" with regards to Sancho's departure from the club.

Last summer the transfer didn't happen because "the requirements were not met" according to Zorc, however it looks like the move for Sancho is still on for this summer.

"We already had a gentlemen's agreement with Jadon last year that he can switch under certain conditions. He's been with us for a couple of years. However, this agreement does not exist with Erling." he told ARD.

This is the same type of an agreement that was honoured by Sir Alex Ferguson way back in 2009 when Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his wish to join Real Madrid.

"When the possibility of him leaving edged towards being a probability, I reached a gentleman's agreement with him," Sir Alex had written in his Autobiography.

He added, "I went to Carlos's (Queiroz, former Manchester United assistant coach and then-Portugal manager) house in Portugal to find the boy expressing an urge to go to Real Madrid, and told him: 'You can't go this year, not after the way Calderon has approached the issue'."

Sir Alex concluded, "I said, 'I know you want to go to Real Madrid. But I'd rather shoot you than sell you to that guy now. If you perform, don't mess us about, and someone comes and offers a world record fee, then we will let you go.'"