Man Utd chief Ed Woodward warned to not miss out on 'bargain' transfer

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Signing Jadon Sancho for £100million would represent a ‘bargain’ for Manchester United despite their hesitation. That is the view of Crystal Palace star Andros Townsend.

United and Borussia Dortmund are at loggerheads over the transfer fee for Sancho.

The England star is United’s top priority this summer but they are determined not to overpay for the 20-year-old.

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc is known to be a tough negotiator but has sold a number of players to Premier League teams in recent years.

Should United eventually reach an agreement for Sancho, they would be acquiring one of the best-attacking talents in European football.

Last season, in 32 appearances he scored 17 goals and provided 16 assists in the Bundesliga.

And Townsend believes United should do whatever it takes to sign Sancho.

“Jadon Sancho is a world-class player, potentially a future a Ballon d’Or winner,” Townsend told talkSPORT.

“Paying £110m for a player of his age and his quality, I think he’s more than worth that.

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“He’s English, he’s young, I think they’re getting a bargain if they are getting him for that price.

“Obviously he’s going to bring a lot of creativity, he’s a very fast and skilful player, he can play on both wings, he’s two-footed, he’s played overseas so can handle that pressure of leaving his family.

“He’s got it all for someone of such a young age – he’s only 20.

“Like I said before, he’s a world-class player and at £110m I think Man United are getting a very, very good bargain here.”

Meanwhile, United will be without Phil Jones, Axel Tuanzebe and Luke Shaw for their Europa League second leg tie with LASK on Wednesday night.

“Phil has been training here, he’s not been not match-fit, but he’s been getting closer, so maybe he can join in in Germany. We’ll see how he progresses over the next few days,” manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

“Axel started to get niggles early on when we restarted, and he had an operation in his foot, so he’ll be back early September-ish. The same with Luke. He sustained an injury against Southampton and he’ll be ready again early September, so they both should be ready for when the league starts.”

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