Andy Cole considers Jadon Sancho’s price tag of £109 million ($139 m) to be too big “in this current climate.”
Asked whether United should meet Sancho’s price of Dortmund, the treble winner told the PA Agency:
“You have no idea when punters will be welcomed back into the stadiums. Each club will probably lose total capital.
“What does that say you when you look at a team like Real Madrid wasting no money? They didn’t do much business, so you know that there is something wrong with football.
“Looking at it from the outside, I think Man United is thinking: ‘We’re not going to spend money willy-nilly. If the right person steps along at the right price, sure, we’re going to do it’. But in this current climate, £109 m?”
Cole says he understands the unwillingness of Manchester United to spend “crazy money” on Sancho: “That’s big money, crazy money.”