Fri, 17 Sep 2021

LONDON, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Manchester United on Friday confirmed the signing of England international winger Jadon Sancho from German side, Borussia Dortmund for a fee reported to be 73 million pounds (100.4 million US dollars).

The news ends a long wait after the transfer had been agreed in principle at the start of July. Sancho completed his medical at Old Trafford after playing for England in the European Championships.

The 21-year-old has agreed a five-year contract with the option of a further year, returning to England after four seasons with Borussia Dortmund, for whom he netted 50 goals in 137 appearances after joining them from Manchester City.

"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," Sancho told the official Manchester United website.

The news ends Manchester United's long chase for the forward after Dortmund asked for over 100 million for Sancho a year ago. He becomes Manchester United's second signing of the summer after goalkeeper Tom Heaton and coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he was delighted the deal had been completed.

"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," commented the coach.

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