The drawn out saga between Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund surrounding Jadon Sancho is finally over with the winger set to join the Red Devils.
According to ESPN, the clubs came to an agreement that will see Manchester United pay Dortmund a transfer fee of €85 million.
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United has been after Sancho since the summer of last season but were unwilling to pay the fee that Dortmund were asking for. They came back again this summer and were able to reach a deal with the German side.
An official announcement is not expected to be made until the end of Euro 2020. Nonetheless, the deal has been confirmed by Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.
“It was the exemplary wish of Jadon,” Watzke said. “We would have liked to keep him. We reached a general agreement with Manchester United on the transfer of Jadon Sancho, pending full completion, as there are still some formalities to agree on and the medical check to be completed.”
Watzke also confirmed that it was Sancho who expressed to Dortmund his desire to leave.
Joining Manchester United means a return to the Premier League
Sancho comes back to the Premier League after leaving Manchester City back in 2017 in pursuit of first team football. Something he didn’t expect to get at City under Pep Guardiola.
His move to their city rivals is not going to go unnoticed. However, it’s not all bad news for the blue side of Manchester.
According to Football365, City are expected to pocket a little over €11 million as they had negotiated a 15 percent sell-on clause when he was sold to Dortmund.
The negotiations have gone more smoothly this time around. Sancho’s new deal will see tied with Manchester United until at least 2026.