There's news, then there's BIG news.
As you've probably gathered by this point, what you're reading is the latter.
Jadon Sancho is not just one of the finest teenagers in the game at the moment, he's pretty much one of Europe's best players
BREAKING: Jadon Sancho will leave Borussia Dortmund this summer and Manchester United are keen to take him to Old Trafford, according to Sky Germany.— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) February 12, 2020
Which is why it's come as no surprise that every man and his dog has been linked with signing the English sensation, nigh on since the first moment he kicked a ball in Germany.
There have been the usual suspects. Manchester United, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and more recently Chelsea have all cropped up, and a source told 90min that it's the Red Devils who are most confident in this race.
Well, according to the folks over at Sky Germany, they may just end up winning it.
Yes, that's right, Jadon Sancho is going to leave BVB in the summer. And who's keen? You betcha, United, that's who.
So you're probably not surprised one single iota that Twitter went into overdrive after hearing that news, are you?
9SOEKEPXNEOWLSMELSS2PALWO1OK1199WJSEIIE8SHDNDOWLZLMW— Àŕjùñ (@PorschePogba) February 12, 2020
The seemingly inevitable Eddie Hearn GIF's were coming out in full force...
Naturally, there were plenty of doubters about a move to United materialising, expressing quite valid concerns about a transfer.
The most poignant of those was the fact he's likely to be swapping the Champions League for the slightly less glamorous brother - the Europa League.
'Downgrade' must be trending by now...
Going from champions league football to europa league? why would he downgrade?— ً (@DRlBBLING) February 12, 2020
what a downgrade UNO — KolasiTANK️ (@badboykola) February 12, 2020
Why on earth would he downgrade— IwobiWanKenobi (@iwobi_wan) February 12, 2020
Why would he go to utd 藍藍— Cathal Robinson (@CathalRobinson) February 12, 2020
While the disbelief from certain sections of the engrossed audience questioned Sancho's motives, others feared for his career and development as a whole.
Mainly signalling out the quality of manager currently in the Old Trafford dugout.
Imagine wanting to work under ole— Jay. (@libpool6) February 12, 2020
career ruined— (@bhafcmaxiV2) February 12, 2020
Yeah i mean if i was at a club where i was challenging for the league and playing regular Champions league football, i'd give it up for the opportunity to play for a Norwegian PE teacher in the europa league too.— Unbearable Liverpool Fan (@UnbearableLFC) February 12, 2020
Waste of talent if he goes to united to play under the PE teacher— Samuel (@SamuelHuggins98) February 12, 2020
if he doesn't want to ruin his career he should stay or got to a big club like liverpool, man city, barca or real madrid.— Niklas Saess (@NikYello) February 12, 2020
Of course, there were those fearing for their own club's benefits.
Since they're, well, the best side in the world by a country mile right now, Liverpool fans have been harking to ensure that pedestal remains theirs to stand on. How do you do that? You go out and buy the best players in the world, that's how.
Yet, the Reds don't really work like that, do they?
Liverpool fans are still dreaming though.
I’d absolutely love for Liverpool to take Jadon Sancho but can’t see them shelling out big money for him, especially if none of the current front three leave LFC.— ReviewFootball (@ReviewFootball) February 12, 2020
Break the bank Liverpool & get Sancho & Werner — P (@PPatel_7) February 12, 2020
Doubt Werner is nailed on. You never know with Liverpool, they’ll be kicked with one player and sign someone better, tbh Werner would still be an excellent buy but I would still prefer sancho— B (@AbdiB___) February 12, 2020
It looks as if he's off then, doesn't it?
In fairness, he was always going to go in the summer. We all kind of knew that.
However, the strong links coming out of Germany and the fact United are frontrunners makes for an exciting few months. Or, equally, a speculation-rife period between now and the summer that will see conflicting reports be regurgitated at an hourly rate.
Neymar saga 2.0 coming up.
To finish, here's more United fans going utterly berserk.
Sancho to united — sachin naidoo (@NaidooSachin) February 12, 2020
Wait Chelsea are signing Ziyech? What does that mean for Sancho? On my knees man... pic.twitter.com/85Mlj6yb4E— Swanny (@ftbIswanny) February 12, 2020
Sancho and Poch in at the Theatre of Dreams in the same summer? pic.twitter.com/dctHV18v9G— Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) February 12, 2020
let me dream. Poch X Grealish X Bruno X Sancho X Rashford X Greenwood et al (2020). man united are BACK— The Prestwich Benayoun (@talfeingold) February 12, 2020
And I'll just leave this here......
Source : 90min