Borussia Dortmund have confirmed they’ve reached an agreement to sell Jadon Sancho to Manchester United this summer, and now the process of the transfer must go through.
On their official website, the Bundesliga club state: ‘The player Jadon Sancho (“Player”) is about to move from Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA (“BVB”) to Manchester United Football Club Limited (“Manchester United”). Both clubs and the player reached an agreement on this today. If the transfer is realized, Manchester United will pay BVB a fixed transfer fee of EUR 85.0 million.
‘The contractual details now have to be coordinated and documented. The formal processing of the transfer is also subject to the successful completion of all necessary medical tests and examinations, a coordination procedure with the player’s previous club and the proper and timely processing in accordance with the provisions of the FIFA Transfer Matching System (FIFA TMS).’
Manchester United supporters have now been put through over a year of rumours regarding the club’s interest in Jadon Sancho, and will be relieved it’s finally coming to a positive end.
Ahead of the summer 2020 window, many of the claims felt like they were without much basis, with endless vague claims made by various sources about what was going on behind the scenes.
Much of the media closest to Borussia Dortmund was much calmer, insisting the Bundesliga club’s deadline and €120m asking would not be changed. That didn’t seem to be seriously tested, with BVB later confirming that no offer had arrived from Old Trafford anyway.
Sancho had struggles at the start of the 2020/21 season and received criticism from some in the German media, with suggestions he wasn’t fully focused on his task in Dortmund.
Things changed as 2021 started, and the 22-year-old finished the season with 16 goals and 20 assists in 38 matches. He scored twice in the DFB-Pokal final, as his club beat RB Leipzig 4-2, winning Dortmund’s first major trophy since 2017.