Manchester United have reached an agreement in principle to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
The Red Devils will pay an initial € 85million (£ 72.6million) for Sancho after Dortmund told the player in a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ that he could leave if a club reached his valuation this summer .
United are set to finalize personal conditions ahead of his medical examination as the 21-year-old is on an international Euro assignment.
Sancho is set to sign a five-year contract after a long chase from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who are set to make their first transfer ahead of a pivotal season.
United have been negotiating with Dortmund over the past two months and rejected a £ 67million offer earlier in June.
Discussions since the rejection involved reaching an agreement on the amount of the fees, as well as how the full sum would be paid.
The topic of add-ons created delays but was eventually dropped and a fee deal was reached, unlike last summer when United failed to reach the German club’s assessment.
Sancho is expected to undergo his medical exam ahead of his official unveiling to the club, having already started the process of finding a home in the Manchester area.
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The silky playmaker had another spectacular performance in the Bundesliga last season, where he scored eight goals and 12 assists in 26 league appearances.
He made a timely return to form late in the campaign, recording a scintillating 13-goal streak in his last 21 games in all competitions.
Sancho’s efforts were rewarded with the first major trophy of his career following a 4-1 DFB-Pokal final victory over RB Leipzig, which is expected to be his last in yellow and black.
The winger’s summer has been largely disappointing so far, having only made one replacement appearance in Euro 2020 against the Czech Republic as Gareth Southgate opts for other strikers.