Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement on Jadon Sancho, according to Borussia Dortmund.
The fee is “set” at €85 million, according to a statement made by the German club on Thursday. According to ESPN, Sancho will sign a five-year contract with the option of an additional year after passing his physical.
United is unlikely to make an official statement until after Euro 2020. Sancho and England are prepared to face Ukraine in the quarterfinals on Saturday in Rome.
“The player, Jadon Sancho, is about to move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United Football Club,” Dortmund said in a statement.
“Both clubs and the player reached an agreement on this today. If the transfer is realized, Manchester United will pay BVB a fixed transfer fee of EUR 85.0 million.
“The contractual details now have to be coordinated and documented. The formal processing of the transfer is also subject to the successful completion of all necessary medical tests and examinations, a coordination procedure with the player’s previous club and the proper and timely processing in accordance with the provisions of the FIFA Transfer Matching System.”
According to ESPN, Sancho’s former club, Manchester City, is owed 15% of the profit made by Dortmund on the transfer, which is believed to be roughly €11.2 million.
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said at a news conference on Thursday that the club had intended to keep Sancho this summer, but that the 21-year-old had told the club he wanted to move to Old Trafford.
“It was the exemplary wish of Jadon,” Watzke said. “We would have liked to keep him. We reached a general agreement with Manchester United on the transfer of Jadon Sancho, pending full completion, as there are still some formalities to agree on and the medical check to be completed.”
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