Man Utd and Borussia Dortmund agree £73m Jadon Sancho transfer

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Manchester United are set to complete the transfer of Jadon Sancho within a matter of days after an agreement was reached with Borussia Dortmund.

Sancho, 21, came close to joining the Red Devils last year only for United and Dortmund to disagree on the fee for the winger.

But the Bundesliga club lowered their asking price this summer and the England international is finally on his way to Old Trafford for an initial €85million (£73m).

United – who saw an initial £67million bid rejected by Dortmund earlier this month – also shook hands on €10million (£8.6m) in add-ons to get the deal over the line.

Sancho is set to finally seal his move to Old Trafford
(Image: Pool via REUTERS)

As reported by many outlets in Germany, the two clubs reached a full agreement for Sancho on Wednesday and the player could be unveiled as the Red Devils' first signing of the summer later this week.

Sancho's soon-to-be United teammate Marcus Rashford seemed to jump the gun by announcing the transfer in a now-deleted message on Wednesday morning.

A fan tweeted Rashford saying "Announce Sancho Marcus," with the player's account replying: "Yes x."

The tweet was liked over 51,000 times before it was deleted, with Rashford later posting: "A little hack and I'm back. Morning all."

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Sancho, a former Manchester City academy prospect, racked up 16 goals and 20 assists in all competitions this season and helped Dortmund win the German Cup

But, like Rashford, he has had to settle for a minor role at Euro 2020, making just one appearance off the bench in the group stage.

Explaining why Sancho is yet to start for the Three Lions at the tournament, Southgate said: "We've got some explosive options and a lot of them are young players and experiencing a big tournament for the first time.

"So, as a coaching staff we are realistic about our expectations of them as individuals.

"Jadon is in that mix. He's trained well the last few days and of course we have got those options and those decisions to make.

"I think a lot of those players we didn't have for the friendlies, so the chemistry is something we didn't have a lot of opportunity to work on.

"We've got to just keep working on that. We know there are some very good players in there."

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