Jadon Sancho completes $ 100 million move to Manchester United


English winger Jadon Sancho completed his move to Manchester United on Friday by signing a five-year deal with the 13-time Premier League champions.

United paid Borussia Dortmund a transfer fee of 85 million euros (100 million US dollars) for the 21-year-old Sancho, the German club said.

The contract holds Sancho at Old Trafford until June 2026 and includes an option for a sixth season.

The agreement was announced when Sancho was in the international match with England at the European Championship.

Sancho played four seasons with Dortmund after starting his career with Manchester City.

“I will always be grateful to Dortmund that I can play in the first team even though I always knew that one day I would return to England,” he said in United’s statement. “The chance to join Manchester United is a dream come true and I can’t wait to play in the Premier League.”

Sancho has collected 49 goals and 63 assists across all competitions for Dortmund, according to the Bundesliga club, who wished him all the best.

“It was Jadon’s express wish to return to his home country and the Premier League, and his behavior was absolutely flawless at all times,” said Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke in a statement.

United finished second in the Premier League last season, 12 points behind rivals Manchester City.

“This is a young and exciting squad and I know that together we can grow into something special to achieve the success the fans deserve,” said Sancho.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Sancho “embodies the kind of player” he wants at Old Trafford.

“He is a striker in the best tradition of Manchester United. He will be an integral part of my squad for the years to come and we look forward to seeing him blossom, ”said Solskjaer. “His goals and assists records speak for themselves and he will also bring tremendous speed, flair and creativity to the team.”

In 2017, Sancho turned down a deal to stay with the City and went to Dortmund instead.

Now he’s playing with the other Manchester team who want to dethrone their neighbor. United starts the new season against Leeds on August 14th.