Sancho filled with hope as he finally joins Man U


Mueez Ajao

– The 21-year-old joins Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side ahead of the 2021-22 season, with the Red Devils having finally got their man.

– After 16 months of negotiations, Jadon Sancho joins Manchester United on a permanent deal from Borussia Dortmund.

– The England international, who was part of the Three Lions squad that finished runners-up at Euro 2020, becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signee of the summer after he successfully completed a medical and agreed personal terms to join the Red Devils.

– And with United having now confirmed the transfer is complete, Sancho will add to an impressive forward line at Old Trafford that includes the likes of Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial

– “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,” Sancho said.

– With a final fee €85m plus agents fee, the contract lasts until June 2026, with an option to extend the deal until June 2027.

– All of the players involved on international duty have been given three weeks off from their last involvement which means Sancho could be training with his new team-mates in the first week of August.

– United have a number of pre-season friendlies booked in. The next is against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday and Sancho could be available for their final friendly against Everton at Old Trafford on August 7.