24 July 2021 Shakirat Alabi
England winger Jadon Sancho says joining Manchester United is “a dream come true” after he completed his £73m move from Borussia Dortmund.
Sancho is the second most expensive English player of all time behind his new United team-mate Harry Maguire.
He joined United on a five-year deal.
“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,” 21-year-old Sancho said.
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.”
United agreed the fee for Sancho on 1 July and his five-year contract with the club has a further 12 month option.
The completion of the deal brings to an end United’s protracted pursuit of former Manchester City player Sancho.
They had expected to sign him last summer but could not agree a fee.
Sancho scored 50 goals and registered 57 assists in 137 appearances for Dortmund.
United Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Old Trafford will give Sancho “the platform he needs to release his untapped talent”.