Manchester United have been able to agree a £73 million fee for the transfer of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. The 21-year-old has been a long-term target for United, who will now open up the negotiations for agreeing personal with the player. Sancho is currently with the England setup at Euro 2020 and he will undergo a medical at United only after his commitments with England, according to Sky Sports.
Dortmund had little option but to sell the player, who has only two years left on his contract. This played a substantial role in helping United to secure their long-term transfer target for sizeable in lower than the £108 million valuation placed on Sancho last summer.
Manchester City will receive a kickback from this deal, as they inserted a sell-on clause when Sancho moved to Dortmund in 2017. Sancho had initially come through the ranks at Watford before moving to City in 2015. After just two years, Dortmund grabbed him and helped him become one of the biggest prospects in world football.
Still only 21, Sancho was able to dislodge Christian Pulisic from his first-team spot at the club before going on to feature in 137 matches for Dortmund. He has come up with 50 goals in this run.
United have been itching to build on the squad that finished second in the Premier League last season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified several key areas of the squad that needs strengthening and it is likely that United’s summer pursuits are not finished by any means. The next priority for United will be to strengthen the defence with the signing of a new central defender.
The Red Devils are keen on finishing the transfer business well before the season starts. United are at home to Leeds United in the first game of the 2021-22 campaign.