Manchester United have completed the signing of Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, the German club has confirmed.
The 21-year-old will cost the 20 times Premier League champions £73m (KSh10.8 billion) and is expected to sign a five-year contract with an option to extend.
“We have 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,” Borussia Dortmund CEO Joachim Watzke said on Thursday morning, July 1 as the club held a press conference to unveil new head coach Marco Rose.
“The player Jadon Sancho is about to move from Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA to Manchester United Football Club Limited,” he added.
Sancho will complete his transfer after the end of the 2020 European Championship subject to the necessary medical test. He is currently with his national team, The Three Lions who knocked out Germany to reach the competition’s quarter final.
Sancho came through Watford’s academy before joining Manchester City in 2015, but he moved on to Dortmund in 2017 after declining the offer of a new contract at the Etihad. He swiftly established himself as a key player at Dortmund netting 50 goals in 137 appearances for the Germans.
Dortmund’s asking price at the start of the window was in excess of £85m. The deal is also £35m less than the £108m valuation of Sancho last summer.