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Man Utd agree £73m fee for ex-Man City forward Jadon Sancho, The Manc

Man Utd agree £73m fee for ex-Man City forward Jadon Sancho

The former Blue is set to join the Red side of Manchester – becoming the second-most expensive English player of all time.

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

Featured image: Wikimedia Commons

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