Manchester United have finally confirmed the signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, subject to international clearance. Costing United a princely £73 million, the 21-year-old becomes the second most expensive English player of all time, behind his new teammate and United captain Harry Maguire. Sancho has signed a five-year contract at Old Trafford, with an option for a further year.
Quoted on the United website, Sancho commented:
“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.”
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær added further platitudes, describing Sancho as epitomising “the type of player I want to bring to the club.” He added that Sancho “will form an integral part of my squad for years to come”, and that Old Trafford will be “the platform he needs to release his untapped talent”.
Well, if 50 goals and 64 assists for Borussia Dortmund is ‘untapped’, we are in for a treat.