Having agreed a deal in principle earlier this month with Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United today announced the arrival of Jadon Sancho for a transfer fee of £73m. The England international signed a five-year deal with United, with the option to extend it for another year.
Sancho becomes the second most expensive English player of all time behind his United colleague Harry Maguire, who was traded from Leicester City for £80m. The England international is expected to bolster United’s attacking force after scoring 50 goals and providing 64 assists in all competitions for Dortmund in four seasons.
Speaking to United’s official website, Sancho thanked Dortmund and expressed his excitement to play in the Premier League. He said “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.”
“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.”
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcomed Sancho to Manchester United, and said “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.”
“Old Trafford will give him the platform he needs to release his untapped talent and perform at the highest level. For a player of his age, Jadon has already achieved a great deal and showed the courage to go and prove himself abroad. We all look forward to welcoming Jadon to the squad as we prepare for the new campaign.”
Source: Manchester United