Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho will “certainly” be on Newcastle United’s radar, according to Daily Mail journalist Craig Hope.
The 23-year-old joined Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund in July 2021 for £73m. He has struggled to make the impact many thought he would and has failed to justify his price tag.
Over two seasons, he has made 58 Premier League appearances, managing nine goals and six assists. In comparison, he scored 38 goals and registered 51 assists during his time in Germany.
Hope says that Newcastle usually identify players and then look to develop them, and Sancho would break Newcastle’s structure, as he reportedly pockets around £350,000-per-week wages.
But, he is someone who would benefit from playing under Eddie Howe, and the Magpies will earmark him as one of their major targets in the next window (or maybe next summer).
“Newcastle’s model is signing players on the way up. Players they can identify as value and then develop. Sancho, with wages likely to break Newcastle’s structure, would seem unlikely in that regard,” wrote Hope.
“But would the player benefit from a coach such as Howe? Absolutely. Is it a project Newcastle will be considering? He will certainly be on their radar. Let’s see.”
Sancho – what’s going on?
After Manchester United lost 3-1 against Arsenal ten days ago, Erik ten Hag said publicly that Sancho had been left out of the squad because of his lack of effort in training.
The England international came up with a sharp riposte on Twitter, where he said he is being made a scapegoat. The tweet was shared more than 60,000 times on Twitter.
Sancho later deleted the tweet which gives an indication that steps are being taken to prevent the public fall-out and search for a resolution.
According to The Athletic, Ten Hag is frustrated with Sancho’s sluggishness in training, while team-mates are also not happy with his lack of punctuality.
In fact, clubs from the Middle East have made an approach to sign him recently. United have slapped a £65m asking price for Sancho, but the talented winger is not keen to leave the club.