Manchester United Eye Potential Alternative To Jadon Sancho Transfer
Manchester United could move for Ferran Torres if a move for Jadon Sancho doesn't work out, although Borussia Dortmund also have eyes for the winger should Sancho leave.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team have been heavily linked with a big money move for the Dortmund forward this summer, and the Englishman is expected to leave Germany whenever the transfer window does open.
United won't be the only team interested in the 20-year-old so they may have to have a back up plan if they miss out. According to the Athletic, the Red Devils are considering meeting Ferran Torres' €100 million release clause if they can't get Sancho.
The Valencia winger has impressed in the past two seasons and has also attracted interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe.
His contract ends in 2021 and the Spaniard, who was likely to be called up to the national team for the first team before football's break, isn't expected to renew his deal.
That standoff means that he will be available in the summer and clubs may even be able to get him for cheaper that his expensive transfer release clause, which would make him a cheaper option than Sancho.
Juventus have also been linked with a move for the La Liga starlet and the Italian giants aren't the only ones as Dortmund could even try to sign Torres as a replacement for Sancho.
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The Bundesliga side have a good reputation for signing players for relatively cheap at a young age and then selling them for a big profit after developing them into world class talents and getting a lot out of them.
That looks set to happen with Sancho, having signed him for just £8 million from Manchester City when he was a teenager, with the England international going on to becoming a world class player whilst at the club and he's likely to make them a huge profit.
Solskjaer's side are expected to make more big money additions to their side, after an expensive summer and the signing of Bruno Fernandes in January, and have also been linked with Harry Kane and Jack Grealish, amongst others.
Lots could depend how and when the season is finished. The team are currently in fifth in the Premier League and are battling to finish in the top four to guarantee their place in the Champions League.
If rivals Manchester City have their European ban upheld then finishing fifth could be enough for United's qualification but they won't want to have to rely on that.