OFFICIAL: Man Utd complete €85m signing of Sancho

Stefan Bienkowski

Manchester United have completed the signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for €85 million (£73m).

The Old Trafford side have been courting Sancho for at least 18 months now, but were unwilling to match Dortmund’s demands for the England international last summer.

However, Man Utd returned one year later and eventually met Dortmund’s price tag for the player

On Thursday, the Red Devils officially confirmed that the transfer was complete and he has signed a contract until 2026, with an option for another year.

"I'll always be grateful to Dortmund for giving me the opportunity to play first-team football, although I always knew that I would return to England one day," Sancho told United's official website.

"The chance to join Manchester United is a dream come true and I just cannot wait to perform in the Premier League.

"This is a young and exciting squad and I know, together, we can develop into something special to bring the success that the fans deserve.

"I am looking forward to working with the manager and his coaching team to further develop my game."

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added: "Jadon epitomises the type of player I want to bring to the club, he is a forward player in the best traditions of Manchester United.

"He will form an integral part of my squad for years to come and we look forward to seeing him blossom.

"His goals and assists records speak for themselves and he will also bring tremendous pace, flair and creativity to the team."

How does Sancho fit into Man Utd’s starting XI?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will need to decide sooner or later whether he considers David de Gea or Dean Henderson to be his number one goalkeeper moving forward. For the moment, it seems the latter has the edge.

The club have been pursuing Kieran Trippier this summer but with talks with Atletico Madrid hitting a speed bump recently, Aaron Wan-Bissaka should retain his place at right-back with Luke Shaw on the left.

In the centre of defence, Harry Maguire could partner Raphael Varane, who is edging closer to a transfer from Real Madrid.

The constant speculation surrounding Paul Pogba means his future at the club is still uncertain.

Scott McTominay will probably be his partner in centre midfield but Man Utd could opt to bring in someone more defensive.

Sancho will slot in on the right wing, which will mean Mason Greenwood will be able to play more centrally, though Edinson Cavani will be the number one striker next season.

Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes will take up the other attacking midfield spots.