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Man Utd And Dortmund Agree £73m Fee For Sancho

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Man Utd And Dortmund Agree £73m Fee For Sancho

Manchester United have agreed a fee in principle with Borussia Dortmund for England winger Jadon Sancho.

It is understood United will pay Dortmund 85m euros (£73m) for the 21-year-old, who joined them from Manchester City in 2017.

Personal terms are yet to be finalised and a medical completed but neither are expected to present a problem.

The news will be welcomed by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who wants to build on United’s progress last season.

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They finished runners-up to Premier League champions Manchester City and reached the Europa League final, losing to Villarreal.

The United boss has identified four key positions he wants to improve: right side of his midfield, then the central defensive, midfield and attacking areas. Sancho fills the first of those.

The news brings to an end a long chase for the Londoner, who shone in Watford’s academy.

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United expected to sign him last summer but could not agree a fee.

He is set to become the second-most expensive English footballer of all time behind Harry Maguire, who joined United from Leicester for £80m in August 2019.

Sancho scored 50 goals and registered 57 assists in 137 appearances for Dortmund, scoring twice in the German Cup final to help the Bundesliga side to a 4-1 victory over RB Leipzig in May.

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He has won 20 caps for England since his international debut in 2018, scoring three goals, and was named in the Bundesliga Team of the Season in 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Source BBC.com

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