Jadon Sancho has been signed by Manchester United for £73m from Borussia Dortmund.
An agreement on Sancho’s transfer to Old Trafford was reached in principle on July 1. Sancho completed a medical earlier this month after playing in Euro 2020. United have signed him to a five-year contract, with an option to extend it by one more year. His final season with Dortmund saw him win the German Cup. Sancho has scored 50 goals in around 137 appearances. He joins the Premier League outfit after four years in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund. Manchester City retains a buy-out clause in its contract with their former youth team player whose contract in Germany would have expired in the summer of 2023.
“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.”
The Red Devils were interested in Sancho for a long time and attempted to sign him last summer, but Dortmund’s valuation of £108m put them off. United managed to negotiate a further £12m reduction to Dortmund’s valuation of Sancho, which dropped to £85m by the start of this summer.
After adding Tom Heaton to his squad earlier in the transfer window, Sancho becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second signing of the summer.