Jadon Sancho, Harry Maguire and Manchester United's most expensive signings - in pictures

Borussia Dortmund confirm on Thursday that £73m deal has been agreed for England attacking midfielder

Borussia Dortmund confirmed on Thursday that they have agreed a £73 million ($100.7m) deal in principle with Manchester United for their attacking midfielder Jadon Sancho.

Sancho, currently away with England at Euro 2020, has yet to have a medical or agree personal terms but is expected to sign a five-year contract at Old Trafford.

The 21-year-old will become the second most expensive English footballer when he joins United, who signed Harry Maguire two years ago from Leicester for £80m.

“The contractual details now have to be coordinated and completed,” Dortmund said in their statement. “Moreover, the formal processing of the transfer is still subject to the successful completion of all necessary medical tests and examinations.”

Manchester City are due 15 per cent of the profit Dortmund will make on Sancho, who joined the Bundesliga club from the Blues for £10m four years ago, and are set to receive a payday of around £9.5m.

After failing to meet Dortmund's £100m asking price last year, United have been in protracted negotiations since the end of the season in a bid to tie up the transfer.

The Premier League club's initial £67m offer was rejected but they improved the bid sufficiently to convince Dortmund to sell, albeit at a lower price than they wanted 12 months ago due to the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

In the gallery above, we take a look at where the move leaves Sancho in United's all-time most expensive signings.

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Updated: July 1st 2021, 1:36 PM
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