Manchester United sign Jadon Sancho from Dortmund for £73m
Manchester United have signed Jadon Sancho for £73 million.
Sancho’s move to United was agreed in principle on July 1, he has recently completed a medical following his participation at Euro 2020.
The contract is for a five-year deal at Man United, with an option for another year.
Sancho joins the clubs after four years in the Bundesliga with Dortmund, where he won the German Cup in his final season and scored 50 goals across 137 appearances.
“I’ll always be grateful to Dortmund for giving me the opportunity to play first-team football, although I always knew that I would return to England one day,” Sancho told United’s official website.
“The chance to join Manchester United is a dream come true and I just cannot wait to perform in the Premier League.
“This is a young and exciting squad and I know, together, we can develop into something special to bring the success that the fans deserve.
“I am looking forward to working with the manager and his coaching team to further develop my game.”
Man United have had a long interest in signing Sancho but were put off by Dortmund’s £108m valuation.
But they dropped their asking price for Sancho to £85m by the start of the summer and United were able to knock off a further £12m.
Sancho is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second signing ahead of the new season, having already signed goalkeeper Tom Heaton earlier in the transfer window.
Solskjaer added: “Jadon epitomises the type of player I want to bring to the club, he is a forward player in the best traditions of Manchester United.
“He will form an integral part of my squad for years to come and we look forward to seeing him blossom.
“His goals and assists records speak for themselves and he will also bring tremendous pace, flair and creativity to the team.”
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