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Borussia Dortmund confirm €85 million Sancho deal with Manchester United

The 21-year-old attacker is currently on duty with the England squad at the European Championships.

Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.
Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.
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BUNDESLIGA SIDE BORUSSIA Dortmund confirmed this morning that they have reached a deal to transfer England forward Jadon Sancho to Manchester United.

In a statement, Dortmund said it had reached an agreement for the English club to pay a “fixed transfer fee of €85 million” for the 21-year-old.

“The contractual details now have to be coordinated and completed,” said Dortmund. “Moreover, the formal processing of the transfer is still subject to the successful completion of all necessary medical tests and examinations.”

Dortmund did not give details on the length of the contract, but reports have said it would last five years.

United followed up with a statement of their own. “Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Jadon Sancho,” it reads.

“The signing is subject to contractual terms and a medical, which will be completed after Jadon’s involvement in the Uefa European Championship.”

Sancho will become the second-most expensive English footballer when he joins United, who signed Harry Maguire two years ago from Leicester City for €87 million.

United have been keen to bring Sancho to Old Trafford since last year. After failing to meet Dortmund’s €115 million asking price last year, the Premier League club have been in protracted negotiations since the end of the season in a bid to tie up the transfer.

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United’s initial €78 million offer was rejected but they improved the bid sufficiently to convince Dortmund to sell, albeit at a lower price than they wanted 12 months ago due to the financial fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic.

Sancho’s contract with Dortmund had been due to run to June 30, 2023.

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