Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Jadon Sancho on a five-year deal as a two-year long transfer saga finally comes to an end. The 21-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford but has now put pen-to-paper on a five-year contract at the club.
Sancho, who has been granted an extended break due to his involvement in this summer’s European Championship, becomes Manchester United’s fourth most expensive signing after sealing a transfer from Borussia Dortmund.
Despite going on holiday for three weeks, the former Manchester City winger could feature for his new club in their opening Premier League game.
Sancho told ManUtd.com: “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.”
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Sancho is due to return to the club in the first week of August, leaving him with just under two weeks to prepare for this year’s curtain-raiser on 14 August.
Sancho will be joined by England teammates Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw in his late return, whilst Marcus Rashford is set for an extended spell on the sidelines after deciding to press ahead with surgery on a longstanding shoulder injury.
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.