Following Cristiano Ronaldo depressed to leave Manchester United this summer transfer
However, the club number seven shirt number will be given our to an advance player
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United exit could mean several things for Jadon Sancho
The winger had an underwhelming debut season following his £73m move from Borussia Dortmund last summer.
They might argue that the 37-year-old’s exit would take some of the pressure off Sancho
Allowing him to reprise his the form he showed at Dortmund.
He would certainly lose a mentor if Ronaldo does seal a move away, though
However, Ronaldo’s departure would open up an opportunity for Sancho.
The 22-year-old could step into his dream shirt number if the No.7 is vacated.
It’s the number he wore at Dortmund prior to his move, and was also the jersey he adopted for Manchester City’s Under-18s before that.
United had tried to lure Sancho to the club in the summer of 2020 before a transfer was secured last year
In both sets of negotiations the No.7 had been offered to him, according to the Athletic
However, Sancho can now get his hands on the iconic jersey — which has been worn by club legends such as George Best
Eric Cantona and David Beckham — this summer if Ronaldo leaves.
Other players who might fancy the number might include Anthony Elanga or if the club sign Antony.