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Dortmund confirm Sancho’s £72.9m move to Man United

Borussia Dortmund CEO Watzke has confirmed that the club have accepted Manchester United’s £72.9m offer for Jadon Sancho.

The 21-year-old moved to the Bundesliga from Manchester City and has emerged as one top the top young talents in the world with over 40 goals and assists in his three and a half stay at the German club.

Speaking to the club official website, Watzke said: “There’s an agreement with Manchester United for Sancho. It was Jadon’s express wish to change, we would have liked to keep him. We are not happy about the money but sad that he’s leaving”.

Interestingly, Manchester City will receive a solidarity payment of £1.46m for their part in developing Jadon Sancho, taking their earnings from the player’s move to Old Trafford to £11.2m (15% sell-on clause). Watford will also receive a solidarity payment of £2.19m.

Sancho is currently representing England at Euro 2020 and expected to have his medical after the tournament before completing the official signing of the deal with Manchester United.

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