This article forms part of our Valuation Evaluation feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at the increase or decrease of a player’s Transfermarkt valuation and whether it is justified or not.
According to The Telegraph, Manchester United are leading the race to sign Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho.
The 19-year-old, however, is not going to be cheap, with the same outlet reporting that he will cost more than the £89.3m the Red Devils paid for Paul Pogba back in 2016. Presently, Sancho has a market valuation of £108m on Transfermarkt, so a £100m-plus fee will likely be needed to acquire his services.
His current Transfermarkt valuation of £108m is a significant increase from his August 2018 valuation of just £18m, but that will surprise no one. In such a short space of time, Sancho has quickly become one of the most dangerous forwards in world football.
How much is Jadon Sancho worth?
£100m or more
Less than £100m
This season, the England international has managed to score 14 goals and register 15 assists in just 23 Bundesliga appearances — phenomenal numbers. He has also been deadly in the Champions League, racking up two goals and two assists as he looks to inspire Dortmund to the quarter-finals of the competition.
These numbers are ones that no Manchester United player can obviously compete with, while Sancho also continues to outdo their attackers when it comes to dribbling. Averaging 2.6 dribbles per league game (via WhoScored), only Marcus Rashford comes anywhere close with two. If Manchester United are looking for a goalscorer, creator and dribbler, then Sancho is their man.
As former rival Jamie Carragher recently put it when speaking on the Sky Sports Football Weekend Preview Podcast, Sancho is “one of the best young players at the moment in world football” and is producing “fantastic” numbers.
So while his market valuation has dramatically gone up, that should not scare off Manchester United, with the former Manchester City player looking like an addition who would be worth every penny.
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