Manchester United has eventually wrapped up a deal for highly-rated England winger, Jadon Sancho.
21-year-old Sancho joins United on a five-year deal from Borussia Dortmund, the Premier League club confirmed in a statement on Friday.
The deal which runs till June 2026 has the option of a one-year extension.
Though the fee involved in the transfer was not disclosed, British media says the deal which brought the player to England from Germany is worth £73 million (100 million dollars).
This would conveniently make the player the second-most expensive English player of all time behind Harry Maguire.
“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,” Sancho told the Manchester United website.
“The chance to join Manchester United is a dream come true and I just cannot wait to perform in the Premier League,” he added.
“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.”
Sancho scored 50 goals and recorded 57 assists in 137 appearances for Dortmund.
United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he expects the player to contribute greatly to the team and become a better player at the club.
“Jadon epitomizes the type of player I want to bring to the club, he is a forward player in the best traditions of Manchester United,” said Solskjaer.
“He will form an integral part of my squad for years to come and we look forward to seeing him blossom,” he added.
“His goals and assists records speak for themselves and he will also bring tremendous pace, flair, and creativity to the team.
“Old Trafford will give him the platform he needs to release his untapped talent and perform at the highest level.
“For a player of his age, Jadon has already achieved a great deal and showed the courage to go and prove himself abroad.”
Source: Naija News