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Manchester United has announced the signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
The 21-year-old England international will be at the club until June 2026, with an option of a further year.
Sancho’s transfer which has been lingering since last summer was signed, sealed and delivered after both United and Dortmund agree to a deal worth £73m for the forward.
“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,” Sancho said.
Scoring 50 goals and 64 assists in four seasons with Dortmund, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Sancho’s signing will bring lots of creativity to the team.
“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,” said Solskjaer.