Manchester United AGREE £73m deal to sign England winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund as year-long transfer saga finally nears an end with Solskjaer set to get his man… with rivals City due around £10m as part of sell-on clause
- Manchester United have agreed a £72.9million deal to sign Jadon Sancho
- The transfer fee is United’s third offer and will be spread across four years
- The Borussia Dortmund forward has been a long-term target for the Red Devils
- The England winger is currently on international duty at Euro 2020 this summer
- Sancho will sign a five-year deal at Old Trafford after the Euros are concluded
Manchester United have agreed a £72.9m deal with Borussia Dortmund to sign Jadon Sancho.
United will finally land their top target Sancho after the two clubs agreed a compromise fee for the 21-year-old winger.
After long-running discussions which have taken place over the last two summers, Dortmund accepted United’s third offer of this window which will see them pay the £72.9m spread over four years with no further add-ons.
Manchester United have agreed a £72.9million deal with Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is finally set to get his main transfer target after a year-long transfer saga
Sancho is set to complete his move to Old Trafford, signing a five-year deal that runs until 2026 and undergo a medical, following England’s participation in the Euros.
United have been long-term admirers of Sancho, and were among a host of clubs interested in trying to sign him in 2017 before he left Manchester City for Dortmund.
City will be due around £10m of the fee as a result of a 15 per cent sell-on clause they had inserted in the deal that saw Sancho move from the Eithad Stadium club to Germany.
They revived their interest last summer but refused to meet Dortmund’s £108m price tag.
Sancho will sign a five-year deal at United when his Euro 2020 campaign with England ends
Dortmund lowered their demands this time around, initially hoping for as much as £86m.
But United have managed to negotiate Dortmund down even further. They will land their man for around £35m less than the price they were quoted 12 months ago.
United tabled a first offer of £67m plus around £8m of add-ons and then a second restructured proposal with a slightly higher guaranteed fee.
Attacking winger Sancho has been Manchester United’s No 1 attacking target for over a year
Dortmund, though, were determined to push for a larger guaranteed sum, shorter payment structure and, initially, what they considered more realistic add-ons.
They have eventually settled on a lower overall total but a package that means they are certain to receive all of the money proposed, making the final deal and structure one both clubs will be happy with.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be too after securing his priority transfer target.
Sancho (middle) became a vital player for Dortmund after joining from Manchester City
Sancho became that as he has emerged as one of Europe’s leading attacking talents in his time at Dortmund who he joined for around £10m.
He arrived from Manchester City rated as one of the most exciting young talents in Europe having been named the best player of his age when he won the golden player award at the under-17 Euros in 2017, helping England finish runners-up. He was also part of the Under-17s World Cup winning squad later that year.
Sancho has gone on to underline that potential in his four years at Dortmund, scoring 50 goals and racking up 64 assists in 137 games, scoring twice to inspire term to a German Cup victory last season.