‘We Need Both’ Fans Respond As Romano Questions Whether United Can Afford Double Summer Swoop

‘We Need Both’ Fans Respond As Romano Questions Whether United Can Afford Double Summer Swoop

Manchester United will not be able to afford to sign England duo Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho in the summer unless the financial impact of the global health crisis eases, according to the Guardian‘s Fabrizio Romano.

When asked whether the Red Devils were considering reviving their interest in the pair, the Italian journalist said it is not realistic for any club to spend so much money unless fans return to stadiums soon:

“With Manchester United it will depend on the situation with the pandemic. If again we can’t have people in stadiums, with clubs losing a lot of money … It’s a huge problem, so signing two big players like Sancho and Grealish would be really difficult, not just for Manchester United but others as well. Let’s hope the situation changes with fans in stadiums and a return to normality in football. If not, I don’t see big clubs moving for top targets for more than €100million.”


Supporters on Twitter feel United have to shell out on either Grealish or Sancho in order to improve their chances of winning trophies:

A lot will depend on when clubs are able to have fans back inside grounds again. Deloitte’s Money League table for 2019/20 shows that United were already losing money at the end of last season when the health emergency hit.

The finances will have almost certainly gotten worse since then with the likelihood that almost all games will have to be played behind closed doors this campaign.