Jadon Sancho to become third-highest player at Man Utd after ‘agreeing deal’

Jadon Sancho will become Manchester United’s third-highest earner after “agreeing a deal” to make the transfer from Borussia Dortmund.

The Red Devils broke new ground with the 20-year-old on Wednesday night after agreeing personal terms and agent fees.

This deal would see him earn £250,000-a-week, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side set to offer “£90m plus £18m in add-ons” to the German side for the fee.

And the latest salary figures show that Sancho would walk straight into United’s top-three earners.

The only two players to earn more on their current contracts at Old Trafford would be goalkeeper David de Gea [£350,000-a-week] and Paul Pogba [£300,000-a-week].

Sancho’s salary would put him £30,000 ahead of fellow England forward Marcus Rashford [£220,000] after signing a deal last year.

Harry Maguire cost United £80m, a world record for a defender, last summer – and is getting £200,000-a-week from the club to make up the top five.

Sancho has been the subject of Solskjaer’s transfer strategy throughout the summer, with talks going on with the Westfalenstadion side since July.

While director Michael Zorc appeared to put an end to talks when the club’s August 10 deadline was missed, United have ploughed though and just have the £108m fee in their way.

But United have been warned they cannot rush into negotiations due to Dortmund’s other business.

Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has said: “There is plenty of work to do before we get to that stage, and Manchester United need to be careful as well because they cannot leave this too late.

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“The one thing Dortmund will want to do is to bring in a replacement.

“They will either want Sancho in their squad for next season or a replacement. One of those things must happen after the transfer window has closed.”

United fans were left in meltdown yesterday as coach Mike Phelan followed Sancho on Instagram, sparking a transfer theory among supporters.

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