Manchester United announce signing of Jadon Sancho
Manchester United have completed the £73 million ($100.4 million) transfer of winger Jadon Sancho from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.
After a long struggle with the Premier League side to recruit the 21-year-old England international, Sancho, a former Manchester City youth team player, has agreed to a five-year contract.
He becomes the second most highly paid English player of all time, behind his new United teammate Harry Maguire.
“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 the official United 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.”
This is his home.
This is where he belongs.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 23, 2021
Ole Gunner Solskjaer, Sancho’s new manager at Old Trafford, expressed his delight at his new signing.
“Jadon epitomizes the type of player I want to bring to the club, he is a forward player in the best traditions of Manchester United,” the Norwegian said.
“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.”
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