Terrible development for us, very badIf he has a contract for another three years (as has emerged today), then that changes the negotiating position substantially and places Dortmund in the driving seat - they are well within their rights to demand the full €120m and there is really no risk in them doing so, since the player will hold his value for another year.
It's not dead, but we seem unwilling or unable to pay the fee required, so things do look somewhat bleak.
My guess is that United will revisit this in September/October, when the picture will be clearer regarding COVID-19 and the possibility (or lack thereof) of crowds returning to stadiums.
I'm pretty certain United would have known about that, so it wouldn't have been much of an issue to them that it's now in the open.Literally the only thing that changes after this bombshell of a presser from Zorc about the contract extension is that it takes away one of our bargaining chips off the table.
Yeah, I have to agree with this. There's no way they'll accept a midnight hour offer, even if we agree to pay the full cost. I can't see this rumbling on until September and I expect that maybe we'll make a few more offers/suggestions before we decide to move on to other targets.Would be too late. Dortmund need sufficient time to reinvest that money, for sporting and financial reasons. It'll happen either within this month or it won't at all.
Doesn't it completely negate the "we'll double Sancho's money and make him stay" claims that we'd heard over the weekend?Literally the only thing that changes after this bombshell of a presser from Zorc about the contract extension is that it takes away one of our bargaining chips off the table.
Wonder what Stone means by this? United quick in coming back or that Dortmund were quick in coming back (this current one)?BBC Sport's Simon Stone
It will be interesting to see what happens now.
I mentioned to someone at Dortmund just now that there is a feeling around United that the Bundesliga side have to sell Sancho for financial reasons.
The answer was fairly quick in coming back - "they will see".
The news about Sancho's contract running to 2023 underlines why Dortmund have been sticking to their guns when it came to that £100m fee, which United believe to be unrealistic.
United have been threatening to look at alternative targets. Now we might find out if they have any.
Today was an artificial deadline - the real one is on 5 October - but the positions do appear entrenched.
And the ball is currently in United's court.
I agree, but there must always be exceptions to the rule. Meeting Shakhtar and Leicester’s valuation after months of haggling was stupid, and something we should not have done (Maguire’s good, but not £80M good). However, just like smartly meeting Palace’s £60M price tag for AWB, this is different. Sancho, as you say, is exceptional, and will sort our front 5 for the foreseeable.I'm not saying that we shouldn't strengthen the position or that he is not an exceptional player.I'm saying that no one in the football world should playing pity games with our club ever again and dissrespecting us and taking us for granted.
Think it suggests that Dortmund will illustrate that they don't need the sale for financial reasons. That is quite a positive article though. I'm still worried we won't pay what is required, I just don't think we have the funds this summer.
The last part is really all any of us need to come to terms with.Yeah, I have to agree with this. There's no way they'll accept a midnight hour offer, even if we agree to pay the full cost. I can't see this rumbling on until September and I expect that maybe we'll make a few more offers/suggestions before we decide to move on to other targets.
I'm on the fence with this one. Dortmund will obviously come and say things in a bid to appear strong, but it all hinges on how they want us to pay this deal and how much of it is upfront. My gut feeling is that we won't want to pay such a high cost in a large chunk all at once...which leads me to believe that this won't happen. None of us know really.
Wow. Just wow. This planned out exactly how I called it with you earlier this morning, that must sting I know.Can you point out the tweet where Romano referenced Sancho contract at Dortmund?
Also this is hilarious, you have 2 examples where Zorc outright lied about his own players, and you are still backing him over Romano on the crux or this transfer. Zorc isn't going to say anything close to the truth re. Selling sancho. Dortmund previously denied all negotiations and now Zorc has refused to comment on them, giving away that they've taken place (as reported by Romano).
I’m not really saying they’ve manufactured stories for a narrative I also mean Dortmund are sending out noises as you say.Have they?
From what I've seen a lot of them, especially here, seem to see this for what it is, a show of strength from Dortmund. Reports are still being made of us remaining in negotiations and working on a deal.
This was always going to happen, they'd made a big deal over this 10th August deadline and it wasn't going to pass without them saying he's staying