Manchester United confirm signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for £73m
Manchester United have confirmed the £73million signing of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
The 21-year-old England forward, Jadon Sancho completed a medical at United’s Carrington training base last week and the final negotiations of his transfer from Germany have now been completed.
In his unveiling video, Sancho declares ‘this is my club, this is where I belong’ as he poses in the new United home strip.
Sancho 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 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.’
Sancho moves back to Manchester just four years after quitting United’s rivals City to move to Germany, where he scored 50 goals in 137 matches for the Bundesliga outfit.