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Borussia Dortmund CONFIRM Jadon Sancho is close to £73m switch to Manchester United

‘It was Jadon’s wish to change… we’re not happy about the money’: Borussia Dortmund CONFIRM Sancho is heading to Man United for £73m – and say they’ve got him on the CHEAP after wanting £107m

Jadon Sancho’s imminent £73million move to Manchester United has been confirmed by Borussia Dortmund in an announcement to the stock market.

The German giants became the first publicly-traded club in the country back in 2000, meaning they are obligated to keep their shareholders up to date with goings-on at the club. 

And a huge announcement on Thursday morning – at 10:29 BST – all-but confirmed the England man’s exit to Old Trafford.

The statement, under the headline ‘Jadon Sancho close to move to Manchester United’, reads: ‘The player Jadon Sancho (“Player”) is close to move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United Football Club Limited.

‘This is the today’s agreement of both clubs and the player in principle. Upon realisation of this transfer Manchester United will pay BVB a fixed transfer compensation in the amount of 85.0m EUR (£73.1m).’

The announcement then goes on to reveal that the deal is still subject to the 21-year-old completing a medical at United, stating: ‘The contractual details now have to be coordinated and completed. 

‘Moreover, the formal processing of the transfer is still subject to the successful completion of all necessary medical tests and examinations, a coordination procedure with the player’s previous club and the proper and timely processing in accordance with the provisions of the FIFA Transfer Matching System (FIFA TMS).

‘With the realization of this transfer business, the management expects a positive effect on the key earnings figures (EBITDA, EBIT) for the 2021/2022 financial year in the amount of approx. 56.0m EUR (£48.2m).’