Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund were reportedly left ‘baffled’ by Manchester United’s deadline day approach for wing-back Nico Schulz which raised concerns over the Reds’ recruitment and scouting policies.
United and Dortmund have not seen eye-to-eye this summer after the Reds’ relentless and drawn out pursuit for number-one target Jadon Sancho failed to materialise after Dortmund refused to budge on their £108m valuation of their star-winger, as per Sky Sports.
However, after a report from ESPN recently emerged it appears Sancho wasn’t the only Dortmund player on United’s summer wish-list as a deadline day move for wing-back Schulz was also declined.
According to ESPN’s Germany correspondent Stephan Uersfeld, United made a last-minute deadline day approach for Dortmund’s German wing-back.
Uersfeld’s report claims that the Reds offered Dortmund a £910,000 loan fee which left the Black and Yellows ‘baffled’ and raised serious questions over the recruitment and scouting processes at the Premier League club.
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The stunning claims more or less echo perfectly what selection of fans have been saying for years including journalist Rob Blanchette who expressed his concerns over United’s recruitment policy in a recent appearance on the Elite Football Show.
A deadline day move from Man United for wing-back Nico Schulz left Dortmund “baffled,” sources have told @uersfeld.
The proposal included a €1m loan fee and left Dortmund questioning the credentials of United’s recruitment and scouting team: https://t.co/8PwqR4aeWI pic.twitter.com/v0cmodlHMn
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 9, 2020