Jadon Sancho: Manchester United agree £73m deal for Borussia Dortmund winger - reports

The Borussia Dortmund star will link up with Rashford, Cavani, Martial and Greenwood in a formidable attack for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Jadon Sancho, training with England at Euro 2020, is on his way to Manchester United. PA
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Manchester United have agreed in principle to sign England forward Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth £73 million ($100m).

The 21-year-old England winger, who is yet to have a medical or sort personal terms, is due to sign a five-year contract with the option of a sixth, according to reports.

Sancho's move to Old Trafford will see him link up with Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood in what could prove a formidable attack for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

After failing to meet Dortmund's £100m demand price last summer, United have been in lengthy negotiations since the end of the season in a bid to tie up the move.

United's initial £67m offer was rejected but Dortmund have finally decided to sell, even though the fee is much lower than they wanted 12 months ago due to the financial fall-out from the coronavirus.

The agreed amount, payable over five equal instalments, will see Sancho become the second-most expensive English player of all time behind Harry Maguire, who cost £80m from Leicester City in 2019.

It will be a return to Manchester for Sancho, who came through Manchester City's academy before joining Dortmund 2017 to get more chance of first-team action.

City will be due around £10 million of the fee as a result of a sell-on clause when he left the Etihad Stadium.

Sancho made 137 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund, scoring 50 goals as he established himself as one of Europe's brightest young stars.

He scored twice in the German Cup final to inspire Dortmund to a 4-1 victory over RB Leipzig in May.

Sancho, who has won 20 caps for England since his debut in 2018, was named in the Bundesliga Team of the Season in 2018-19 and 2019-20.

He is currently on Euro 2020 duty with England, where he has made just one substitute appearance so far during his country's run to the quarter-finals.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to use Sancho on the right flank as he looks to add a creativity to an attack that has spluttered at times during his reign.

Updated: July 01, 2021, 5:48 AM