When will Sancho sign for Man Utd?

Carlo Garganese
Carlo Garganese
  • 22 Jul 2021 13:40 BST
  • 3 min read
Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund, 2020-21
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Manchester United were expected to have already completed the signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund but the deal still hasn’t been made official.

The Red Devils agreed a £73 million transfer with the Bundesliga giants at the end of last month, with Sancho having already long agreed personal terms with Man United.

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Furthermore, Sancho completed a medical at Man Utd’s Carrington training ground last week.

Why has Sancho transfer been delayed?

The transfer was expected to become official before the end of last week, so why the delay?

According to the Manchester Evening News, there has been a delay in finalising the paperwork surrounding the transfer.

It is expected that the paperwork will be sorted in the next days so that Sancho will sign for Manchester United either before or during this weekend.

“From what I understand only paperwork, small little details, then hopefully we can announce something," Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after United’s 2-1 friendly win at Derby on Sunday.

"Let's get all the paperwork done and get him over the line and then I can say what I truly feel about the player."

When will Sancho make his Man Utd debut?

Sancho is currently on holiday after taking part in Euro 2020 with the England national team.

The 21-year-old missed a crucial penalty in the shootout defeat to Italy in the final at Wembley, which led to him being subjected to sickening racial abuse from some fans.

He is due to report to training with the rest of his new team-mates in August, with his potential debut coming in an Old Trafford friendly against Everton on August 7.

Sancho’s competitive debut for Man Utd could then come a week later in the opening Premier League game of the season against Leeds United at home.

Sancho has emerged as one of the best wingers in Europe over the past two seasons, having left Manchester City for Dortmund in 2017.

From the start of the 2019/20 campaign to now, he has made 70 starts in all competitions for BVB and scored 36 goals and recorded 38 assists.

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