Man Utd ‘Will Turn To Back-Up Target’ If Jadon Sancho Transfer Falls Through

Manchester United will reportedly approach another Bundesliga star if they are unable to complete the highly-anticipated transfer of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

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England international Sancho has enjoyed another prolific campaign in Germany, scoring 17 goals and contributing 19 assists across all competitions.

However, the 20-year-old’s proposed move to Old Trafford this summer is in jeopardy due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – with many clubs expected to be financially hamstrung in the upcoming transfer window.

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And while United have been backed to get the deal for Sancho over the line, the Red Devils have lined up a secondary target in case they miss out.

That target is Wales international Rabbi Matondo, who – like Sancho – came through the ranks at Manchester City before moving to Schalke last year for £11million.

Matondo is able to operate across the forward line and Wales boss Ryan Giggs is sure to be able to provide his former club with information on the 19-year-old.

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He has scored one goal in 14 appearances this season, which came during a 3-1 win over title-hopefuls RB Leipzig in September.

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Matondo, who is contracted until 2023, has often taken a seat on the bench but started Schalke’s final game before the season was suspended in March – a 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim.

The former Cardiff City youth player is expected to cost far less than Sancho – who is valued upwards of £100million – so he may prove a more attainable target amid a period of financial uncertainty.

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However, United are said to be concerned that Matondo’s style of play is too similar to existing right-winger Daniel James.

Schalke return to action on Saturday to face rivals Borussia Dortmund in the Revierderby at 2:30pm, so Sancho and Matondo could face off as they look to impress their Old Trafford suitors.

SOURCE:- allfootballapp