Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund confirmed Thursday that they have got agreed a deal to allow England winger Jadon Sancho to enroll in Manchester United for a fee of 85 million euros ($100 million, £73 million). In a commentary, Dortmund said they had reached an agreement for the English club to pay a “constant transfer fee of 85 million euros” for the 21-year-old. “The contractual details now need to be coordinated and completed,” Dortmund said in their commentary.
“In addition, the formal processing of the transfer is still subject to the successful completion of all essential medical tests and examinations.”
Dortmund did not give details on the length of the contract, but reports have said it would final five years.
Sancho will turn into the second one most expensive English footballer when he joins United, who signed Harry Maguire two years ago from Leicester for £80 million.
United have been eager to cause Sancho to Old Trafford since final year.
After failing to meet Dortmund’s £100 million asking price final year, the Premier League club have been in protracted negotiations since the end of the season in a tender to tie up the transfer.
United’s initial £67 million offer used to be rejected but they improved the tender sufficiently to convince Dortmund to sell, albeit at a lower price than they wanted 12 months ago because of the financial fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic.
Sancho’s contract with Dortmund had been because of run to June 30, 2023, and his transfer is without doubt one of the most expensive in Bundesliga history.
The 100-million-euro mark had been smashed by the 2017 transfer of dressing forward Ousmane Dembele from Dortmund to Barcelona for 105 million euros.
Attacking midfielder Kai Havertz used to be transferred final summer for 80 million euros from Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea.
It’s going to be a return to Manchester for the 21-year-old, who used to be a graduate of Manchester City’s academy before joining Dortmund searching for steady first-team action in 2017.
Despite the fact that Sancho never played a first-team game for them, City will be due around £10 million of the fee on account of a 15 percent sell-on clause they had inserted in the deal when he left the Etihad Stadium.
Sancho made 137 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund, scoring 50 goals as he established himself as one of Europe’s brightest young stars.
He scored twice in the German Cup last to inspire Dortmund to a 4-1 victory over RB Leipzig in May.
Sancho, who has won 20 caps for England since his debut in 2018, used to be named in the Bundesliga Team of the Season in 2018-19 and 2019-20.
He first came to prominence as a part of England’s Under-17s World Cup-winning squad in 2017.
Sancho is currently on Euro 2020 duty with England, where he has made just one substitute appearance so far right through his country’s run to the quarter-finals.
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