Man United are set to win the race to sign Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele for a fee of around 60 million euros. Ole Gunnar Solkjaer, all summer, was keen to add a fresh pair of legs at the right side of his front three.
It was widely known that United’s first preference was Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. But given the frustrations on the final fee, and the availability of Dembele, negotiations with the German club looks likely to come to a conclusion. Man United were quoted a whopping 120 million euros for Sancho by the Dortmund hierarchy.
United went as far as offering 90 million euros, with bonuses taking the fee to an astonishing 100 million euros, but that was knocked back by Dortmund who were convinced that no negotiations will take place below their quoted price.
United have acquired a player on the fringes of the Barca squad due to his injuries and disciplinary issues. However, he is a player the United boss, is keen to add to his squad. Ole Gunnar Solkjaer believes that the resources he currently has at the club such as Daniel James, who was signed from Swansea last season, are not ready to take the “big leap.”
Whereas, Mason Greenwood who has often played as a right-winger, is seen more as a center forward by the Norwegian and his coaching staff.
United have got themselves a world-class talent who is yet to reach his peak. If Dembele somehow improves his fitness, he might prove to be an exceptional signing for the United side which has often looked shaky.