Jadon Sancho| Staying at Dortmund for now

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Does anyone still think that Woodward is dragging the transfer saga on to generate more clicks/stories? An impressive theory
 

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Maybe. But unlike Alexis, Sancho will help generate a lot of new commercial revenue for the club
Yeah i agree but just was pointing it may be to do with financial planning And the sanchez departure frees up the wages
 

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Does anyone still think that Woodward is dragging the transfer saga on to generate more clicks/stories? An impressive theory
You must be easily impressed if you think that's going to fly with fans and consumers in this day and age.

Even Woody wouldn't be that much of a cnut to dick around with both clubs
 

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I reckon the deals already been done, but with lockdown we're stuggling to fine a reliable piano tuner for the welcome video :p
Yes, yes.

This is far more likely than the "more clicks" theory.
 

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Well, there were a lot of fans on the forum a couple days ago
A lot of fans waiting to debating about their club over a transfer on an unofficial site,Twitter,news outlets doesn't financially benefit the club though.

What does Woody gain from it?
 

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Schrödinger's Jadon. Sancho's cat. He's a United player and a Dortmund player at the same time. We'll pay €120m and walk away. He's dead and alive. Ed is a genius and an idiot.

Wow, @RiqCantona . You're really messing with my head, here.
 

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Maybe Utd actually meant Sept 7th for announcement rather than Aug 7th. We all know how much they love a date and squad number thing
 

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Well, there were a lot of fans on the forum a couple days ago. The gain, according to PR gurus, is that Woodward would brag the number of tweets on this topic at the AGM.
I think this is actually true (in that they genuinely do reference social media activity during meetings) but I doubt he's just letting the saga run for the sake of it. Once it's announced it will leak within hours, regardless of whatever stupid video we have lined up if he joins us.
 

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I’m wondering why Woodward is messing around and hasn’t just offered a single upfront payment of £130m to get this wrapped up nice and quickly but I’m also thinking that if he does that I will definitely criticise him for paying over the odds.

feck you Woodward, I guess.
 

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Well, there were a lot of fans on the forum a couple days ago. The gain, according to PR gurus, is that Woodward would brag the number of tweets on this topic at the AGM.
This is how you quantify the size of this club to sponsors. Look at this traffic, engagements, trending...yadda, yadda, yadda. It's done on purpose. The deal is done, it just works for both clubs and the player to be talked about and in the media for over a month everyday. It's win-win for all involved. It's just part of the dance you have to do in the modern world. There will be no more closed door negotiations because you can't monetize it.
 

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This is how you quantify the size of this club to sponsors. Look at this traffic, engagements, trending...yadda, yadda, yadda. It's done on purpose. The deal is done, it just works for both clubs and the player to be talked about and in the media for over a month everyday. It's win-win for all involved. It's just part of the dance you have to do in the modern world. There will be no more closed door negotiations because you can't monetize it.
Yeah, a spike in number of tweets for a couple of weeks is more important than adaptation and the rest of the transfer window before the season starts. Don’t think so
 

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The very earliest he can play for us is around the 12th September (and further back than that if we get to the EL final) so I don't know why people are losing the plot about when it does happen. Like spoiled kids opening presents on Xmas eve because they can't wait any longer.

If he signs tomorrow you won't see him play for us any earlier than if he signs in 3 weeks time. Relax.
 

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Would we be allowed to buy him back then immediately sell him on to Dortmund for the same price? They could probably save a fair chunk of money if we did that and sort out the Sancho impasse...may be against the rules though.
What? We activate a clause buy back a player to sell to another club to help buy their player? Even for this place that is nuts.
 

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The very earliest he can play for us is around the 12th September (and further back than that if we get to the EL final) so I don't know why people are losing the plot about when it does happen. Like spoiled kids opening presents on Xmas eve because they can't wait any longer.

If he signs tomorrow you won't see him play for us any earlier than if he signs in 3 weeks time. Relax.
I don't agree.

Player A signing now gets a chance to integrate within the team, bond with his teammates and management.
Player A signing on September 11th doesn't. And is less likely to start well.

Throw in the fact that if you have patience, wait until early september and then it falls apart.. you're scrambling around for Target B last minute. And then do you want patience with him? Or do you want that one done quickly?

Always better getting business done as early as possible. Especially this year with no proper pre-season.
 

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Would we be allowed to buy him back then immediately sell him on to Dortmund for the same price? They could probably save a fair chunk of money if we did that and sort out the Sancho impasse...may be against the rules though.
Believe we could agree to waive the clauses as part of sancho deal. It means lyon can sell at a lower price and still get the profit they want on hin
 

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Well, there were a lot of fans on the forum a couple days ago. The gain, according to PR gurus, is that Woodward would brag the number of tweets on this topic at the AGM.
Are you talking about the club gaining more exposure the longer Woody drags this transfer saga out? Well, United is a household name in practically every corner of the globe, any added exposure that comes as a result of delaying a transfer is a) minscule in the grand scheme of things, and b) unwanted due to it being negative PR.

I could understand it from the minnows of the footballing world such as Rochdale or Doncaster or Liverpool, but United don't need it, certainly not at the expense of a transfer collapsing.
 

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The very earliest he can play for us is around the 12th September (and further back than that if we get to the EL final) so I don't know why people are losing the plot about when it does happen. Like spoiled kids opening presents on Xmas eve because they can't wait any longer.

If he signs tomorrow you won't see him play for us any earlier than if he signs in 3 weeks time. Relax.
Think we all just want to hear an official agreement for our own piece of mind,well that is my feelings on the matter anyway
 

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Are you talking about the club gaining more exposure the longer Woody drags this transfer saga out? Well, United is a household name in practically every corner of the globe, any added exposure that comes as a result of delaying a transfer is a) minscule in the grand scheme of things, and b) unwanted due to it being negative PR.

I could understand it from the minnows of the footballing world such as Rochdale or Doncaster or Liverpool, but United don't need it.
I was being sarcastic, may be Im not good at that :)
 

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A lot of fans waiting to debating about their club over a transfer on an unofficial site,Twitter,news outlets doesn't financially benefit the club though.

What does Woody gain from it?
I believe he uses the clicks, interaction, and exposure statistics to upsell sponsorship deals.
 

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Schrödinger's Jadon. Sancho's cat. He's a United player and a Dortmund player at the same time. We'll pay €120m and walk away. He's dead and alive. Ed is a genius and an idiot.

Wow, @RiqCantona . You're really messing with my head, here.
Read this completely wrong and thought Sancho had a cat called Schrodinger. It’s 1pm so I can’t even blame just waking up.
 

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I’m 99% certain Madrid did that with someone a few years ago. They bought a player back to sell them for a higher fee.
Sounds a very Real Madrid thing to do. Can you honestly imagine Woodwood & Judge pulling this off for us? We'd end up with no players and 200M down.
 

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I don't agree.

Player A signing now gets a chance to integrate within the team, bond with his teammates and management.
Player A signing on September 11th doesn't. And is less likely to start well.

Throw in the fact that if you have patience, wait until early september and then it falls apart.. you're scrambling around for Target B last minute. And then do you want patience with him? Or do you want that one done quickly?

Always better getting business done as early as possible. Especially this year with no proper pre-season.
He already knows a lot of the players, he's English and he used to live in Manchester mate. There's zero concerns over Sancho integrating.

And he can't play in Europa League anyway so I doubt he'd be even training with us. Whats the point training and then getting 20 days off without playing a game? Probably be given time off until we come back for next season.
 
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