Manchester United have signed England winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, the Premier League club announced Friday. No fee was disclosed but British media reports said Sancho had moved from Germany in a deal worth 73 million pounds ($100 million) — which would make him the second-most expensive English player of all time behind new United team-mate Harry Maguire.
The contract will keep Sancho at Old Trafford until June 2026 and includes an option for a sixth season.
The agreement had been disclosed while Sancho was on international duty with England at the European Championship.
Sancho, 21, scored 50 goals and registered 64 assists in four seasons with Borussia Dortmund. The England International was part of the squad that reached the final of Euro 2020.
Jadon 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.”
Jadon Sancho will wear number 25 at Manchester United. Cavani will keep the number 7. 🔴🏴 #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 23, 2021
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.”
In 2017, Sancho turned down a deal to stay at City and instead went to Dortmund.
Now he will play with the other Manchester team, which is looking to dethrone its neighbor. United kicks off its new season on Aug. 14 against Leeds.