(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The prospect of Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho moving to Manchester United this summer could depend on the outcome of Manchester City’s appeal against their ban from European competition.
City were dealt the two-year ban after violating Financial Fair Play regulations, but have appealed the decision by UEFA to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The absence of City in the Champions League could mean fifth in the Premier League receives a spot in the competition, which not only would give United a £50m boost to the finances, it’d also mean Sancho could continue playing in Europe’s premier club competition.
In order to facilitate a £100m-plus move for the 20-year-old, United would need Champions League football in order to strengthen Ed Woodward’s hand when negotiating with Dortmund.
The Bundesliga side have entertained selling star winger Sancho, but only for the right price.
An expensive deal looks problematic for United after their finances revealed in the week that the club’s debts had risen by almost £130m during the coronavirus crisis.