Sports Desk, Jul 23 (EFE).- England winger Jadon Sancho has joined Manchester United from German team Borussia Dortmund, the Premier League club confirmed Friday.
The 21-year-old, who scored 50 goals for Borussia Dortmund, where he played alongside Erling Haaland, joins the Red Devils with a contract until 2026, with the option of an extra year, pending international clearance.
“I’ll always be grateful to Dortmund for giving me the opportunity to play first team football, although I always knew that I would return to England one day,” Sancho said in a statement via Manchester United.
“The chance to join Manchester United is a dream come true and I just cannot wait to perform in the Premier League.
“This is a young and exciting squad and I know, together, we can develop into something special to bring the success that the fans deserve.”
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added: “Jadon epitomises the type of player I want to bring to the club, he is a forward player in the best traditions of Manchester United.”
He added: “Old Trafford will give him the platform he needs to release his untapped talent and perform at the highest level.”
In joining Manchester United, Sancho teams up with England colleague Marcus Rashford.
Sancho, Rashford and Arsenal youngster Buyako Saka were subjected to a torrent of online racist abuse after the trio missed penalties in the Euro 2020 final, sending England out at the last hurdle against Italy.EFE