Borussia Dortmund have identified their replacement for Jadon Sancho, as his move to Manchester United is inching closer. Dortmund wants to bring in PSV Eindhoven winger Noni Madueke when Sancho leaves the club.
This is according to Ruhr Nachrichten, who also reports that Sancho transfer is moving ever closer. Madueke is considered the ideal replacement by Dortmund as they want to fill the gaps.
Madueke has made his name in PSV as an excellent attacker. Dortmund could land the player for a reported fee of €20 million. Reports also suggest that Dortmund could buy two players from PSV as they also eye his teammate Donyell Malen.
SANCHO CLOSING IN ON EXIT
Manchester United are ever so close to completing the Jadon Sancho transfer. The club and the player is said to have agreed on the terms. The only thing remaining is for United to match the asking price by Dortmund.
Dortmund are not willing to move away from their valuation for Sancho. The Black and Yellow wants close to €90 million for the English winger. However, Manchester United have not matched this yet. There are also issues with the period of payment and other small details to be taken care of.
But the general feeling is that Jadon Sancho will most probably be a Manchester United player next season. Hence Dortmund will be looking to reinforce their attack with the money they can get from the sale.
DORTMUND EYING BOTH MADUEKE AND MALEN
Noni Madueke is currently considered the ideal replacement for Sancho. The winger is only 19 years old and fits the young profile Dortmund are looking for. He has been impressive for PSV this season scoring 7 and assisting 6 in the Eredivise in under 1000 minutes of playing time.
The right-winger is an excellent passer of the ball and is also good at dribbling. Madueke likes to hold the ball and hence can lay it off for his teammates. A strong finisher the 19-year-old likes to shoot from distance, he recently won his first cap for England under 21 team.
Dortmund is also reported to be interested in signing Madueke’s teammate from PSV Donyell Malen. Malen, who plays more in the center of attack has impressed in his limited time in the Euro 2020 for the Netherlands. However, any move will also depend on the competition of Sancho move and also whether the club can sell some of its fringe players.