Jadon Sancho is expected to complete his move to Manchester United over the next few days – with Borussia Dortmund accepting a fee worth 85m Euros (£73m).
The London-born winger – who was selected for Gareth Southgate’s England Euros 2020 squad – originally moved to the blue side of Manchester aged 14 and was at one time touted as Man City’s next big star.
But the youngster pushed for a move away from the Etihad in 2017, joining Dortmund in the German Bundesliga.
The 21-year-old has been linked with City’s arch-rivals United on multiple occasions since – with a move to Old Trafford falling through in 2020.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has relentlessly pursued Sancho and appears to have finally got his man.
All that’s left to settle in the long-running transfer saga are the personal terms and medical.
“Neither are expected to present a problem” according to the BBC.
United have, however, been forced to pay a huge fee to get the deal over the line.
The only English player to cost more is Reds’ centre-back Harry Maguire – who moved to Manchester for a record £80m in 2019 from Leicester.
Sancho scored 50 goals and bagged 57 assists in 137 appearances for Dortmund – winning two domestic cups between 2017 and 2021.
He was also named in the Bundesliga Team of the Season in two consecutive seasons in 2018-19 and 2019-20.
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