Man United and Borussia Dortmund announced they reached a deal for the 21-year-old English international.
Jadon Sancho will move to the Premier League giants after completing a medical following the conclusion of Euro 2020. If everything goes to plan, Sancho will sign a five-year contract at Old Trafford, with an option to extend the deal for one more season.
The transfer fee of $100.7 million will be paid in five equal installments, according to the BBC. A further $7 million could be added if certain performance clauses are met.
We have agreed a deal in principle for the transfer of Jadon Sancho to United! 🔴⚪⚫#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 1, 2021
Sancho to become the second most expensive English player ever
Once the deal between Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund is finalized, Sancho will jump to second place in the hierarchy of the most expensive English players. He will only be topped by his future colleague, Harry Maguire, for whom United paid Leicester $110 million in 2019. Fifteen percent of the profit Dortmund will make from Sancho’s transfer will go to United’s local rivals, Manchester City. It is City where Sancho grew up as a teenager. He left the blue half of Manchester in 2017 for less than $14 million. Now City will get an extra $13 million.
This is not Manchester United’s first attempt to lure Sancho away from the German Bundesliga. There were also talks last year, with Dortmund firmly asking for a fee in the region of $150 million to let him go.
In the 2020-2021 season, Sancho scored eight goals and provided 11 assists over 26 games with the Borussia Dortmund shirt. He added six goals and six assists in just six cup games, as well as two goals in six Champions League outings. The Englishman also scored one and assisted another in the German Supercup.
Per the BBC, Sancho is not the only big target for Manchester United this summer. Talks started between clubs for Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane (28). With his contract expiring in 2022, Real is asking for about $50 million to part ways with the French world champion.
Invisible at the Euros
Even though he’s one of the most exciting prospects in English football at the moment, Sancho has barely played at Euro 2020. He wasn’t even on the bench against Croatia, which was England’s opening game in the tournament. Sancho went on to play just six minutes over the next three encounters, after being subbed in after 84 minutes against Scotland in England’s final game of the group stage.
Asked to explain Sancho’s omission from the squad against Croatia, England manager Gareth Southgate said “It’s just unfortunate we can only name 23 and we’ve had to cover certain positions. I don’t like the fact we’re having to leave players out of the squad in a major tournament.”