Manchester United are considering Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga as a backup option if they fail to sign Jadon Sancho, according to reports in the English media.
The Ivorian has been lighting up Serie A with his performances this season following his move from Chelsea last summer. The Blues have, though, opted against triggering a buyback option which would have seen the 23-year-old move back to Stamford Bridge.
Supporters on Twitter think signing a Chelsea castoff would not be sufficient if they miss out on Sancho:
Signing Chelsea’s left overs. This club is finished
— Ron🇵🇹 (@RonLUHM) June 26, 2020
Instead of Jeremie Boga United should rather go for Samuel Chukwueze of Villarreal….
— YOUNGsafy (@youngsafy88) June 26, 2020
No, thank you.
— Christopher Tyvi (@ChristopherTyvi) June 26, 2020
HE ISNT A RW FFS
— Kazh (@UtdKazh) June 26, 2020
If Woodward miss out on Sancho. I'd rather have Adama Traore
— Edeh peter (@Edehpeter17) June 26, 2020
Boga? More like Bogus that we’re looking for an alternative
— 🔴MG_Rashy🔴 (@UtdMG_R) June 26, 2020
Backups shouldn't be an option any more
Liverpool winning the league isn't enough for them to wake up?😐💔
— богатство 🥳 (@majeed_olabisi) June 26, 2020
Good player but sancho is a must
— Steven Donovan (@RedpaintDezigns) June 26, 2020
Just comparing the two players’ numbers this season, you can see the vast difference in quality between them. While Sancho has scored 20 goals in all competitions, Boga has bagged only eight.
In terms of assists, the gap is even wider, with the Borussia Dortmund ace having racked up 20, while the Sassuolo player has only managed four.
Even when you take into consideration that Boga has played 16 fewer games, Sancho is clearly the better option out of the two.