Manchester United pushing hard to sign unsettled Manchester City youngster Jordan Sancho – report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United are pushing hard to secure the services of frustrated Manchester City youngster Jordan Sancho this summer, according to reports.

Sancho was named Player of the Tournament following the UEFA European Under 17 Championship that saw England lose to Spain in the final, claiming seven goals along the way.

The 17-year-old was omitted from Man City’s pre-season tour after refusing to sign a new contract amid interest from both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

And according to M.E.N‘s Samuel Luckhurst, Man United are working hard to secure the youngster’s services amid an inevitable exit from the Ethiad.

To put Sancho’s talent into perspective, he easily eclipses that of Ben Foden and Brahim Diaz – two youngsters who have excelled on Man City’s tour of the United States – in the eyes of those that watch him regularly.

He was directly involved in ten goals during the Under 17 European Championship in Croatia, more than any other player, and anybody who watched England’s games will tell you that there was an unquestionable gulf of talent between Sancho and the rest.

The striker brings a tantalising mixture of power and panache to his game, capable at both bulldozing and skipping past players at will. Pinching him from the blue half of Manchester could be viewed by posterity as a very, very significant move.

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