One of the longest transfer sagas in football history is seemingly coming to a close as Manchester United agree on a fee to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. The player is expected to sign a five-year deal with the Red Devils after the other aspects of the deal including personal terms being wrapped up a long time back.
The German club were adamant about a higher fee including add-ons, but Manchester United managed to seal the deal at a lower price. During the last transfer window, Dortmund had a 120 million price tag set on the player, which made things complicated for the Premier League club given the losses incurred due to the pandemic.
Due to the sell-on clause attached to his current Dortmund contract, 15% of the fee will go to the Red Devils’ rivals Manchester City. The clause was included when the Bundesliga side signed Sancho for a fee of £8 million from the Premier League Champions, back in 2017.
The selling price significantly reduced this summer due to the hot transfer market has taken due to the pandemic, and also the fact that Sancho was running down to the last two years of his contract.
The England International was always in favour of a move to Manchester United rather than any other club, and was even pushing his agent to materialize the move swiftly.
Jadon Sancho will undergo medicals after Euros conclude
Sancho is currently in the England camp, who will face Ukraine in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Euro 2020. He already has his future teammates alongside him at present in the form of Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, and club skipper Harry Maguire.
The move is likely to be finalized by both the clubs once the Euros finish and the medicals is conducted.