Manchester United on Friday announced the signing of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. The England winger has been on the radar of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for several years, and the two clubs had announced earlier this week that they have reached an agreement for the 85 million euros transfer.
In a statement on their official website, United wrote: "Manchester United is delighted to announce the signing of Jadon Sancho, subject to international clearance, keeping him at the club until June 2026, with an option of a further year."
Sancho, 21, scored 50 goals and registered 64 assists in four seasons with Borussia Dortmund. England international was part of the squad that reached the final of Euro 2020.
Jadon Sancho said: "I'll always be grateful to Dortmund for giving me the opportunity to play first-team football, although I always knew that I would return to England one day. The chance to join Manchester United is a dream come true and I just cannot wait to perform in the Premier League. This is a young and exciting squad and I know, together, we can develop into something special to bring the success that the fans deserve. I am looking forward to working with the Manager and his coaching team to further develop my game."
"Jadon epitomises the type of player I want to bring to the club, he is a forward player in the best traditions of Manchester United. He will form an integral part of my squad for years to come and we look forward to seeing him blossom. His goals and assists records speak for themselves and he will also bring tremendous pace, flair and creativity to the team," said manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Sancho was part of Gareth Southgate's England squad for this summer's European Championship and has consequently been given holiday.
All of the players involved on international duty have been given three weeks off from their last involvement which means Sancho could be training with his new teammates in the first week of August.
United have a number of pre-season friendlies booked in. The next is against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday and Sancho could be available for their final friendly against Everton at Old Trafford on August 7.