The lid is on, the signatures are on, the deal is dry: After more than a year full of speculation, water level reports and negotiations, Jadon Sancho’s move is now officially perfect! The final formalities were resolved after the transfer fee was agreed.
Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund announced on Friday afternoon that the transfer modalities for Sancho have been completed and that he is now officially a Red Devils player. The English are transferring 85 million euros to the Ruhr area – 15% of this (= 12.75 million euros) goes to Man City, which secured a corresponding clause in Sancho’s 2017 sale.
For the Red Devils, Sancho will in future wear the number 16, which was previously worn by club legend Paul Scholes, among others.
Jadon Sancho: “I can’t thank the people in charge at Borussia Dortmund enough for the chance they gave me as a very young player. At BVB I was able to mature into the player I am today. Last season’s DFB Cup win was a crowning achievement End of my time at BVB. But I will always remember the support and the love of the incredible fans as something special. “
Jadon Sancho (via Man United): “I will always be grateful to Dortmund for giving me the opportunity to play in the first team, even though I always knew that one day I would return to England. The chance to come to Manchester United is a real one It’s a dream come true and I can’t wait to play in the Premier League. This is a young and exciting team and I know that together we can develop into something special to bring the fans the success they deserve I’m looking forward to working with the manager and his coaching team to develop my game further. “
Hans-Joachim Watzke: “It was Jadon’s express wish to go back to his home country and to the Premier League, and he behaved absolutely correctly at all times. I would therefore like to thank him on behalf of all Borussia.”
Michael Zorc: “Jadon has made a great development in the four years with us, especially in the closing stages of last season he contributed to the team’s success with important goals and assists. We thank him for his commitment and wish him all the best for his future career.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “Jadon is the type of player I want to bring to the club, he is a striker in the best Manchester United tradition. He will be an integral part of my team for the years to come and we look forward to seeing him blossom. His The goal and assist record speaks for itself, and he will also bring tremendous speed, flair and creativity to the team. “
“Old Trafford will give him the platform he needs to develop his untapped talent and play at the highest level. For a player his age, Jadon has achieved a lot and has shown the courage to prove himself abroad. All of us look forward to welcoming Jadon to the squad as we prepare for the new season. “