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Manchester United Finally Announce They've Signed Jadon Sancho

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Manchester United Finally Announce They've Signed Jadon Sancho

Manchester United have finally got their man, with the club announcing the signing of Jadon Sancho.

United agreed a fee with Borussia Dortmund three weeks ago, but with the forward still at Euro 2020 with England the transfer was delayed.

Sancho then had a medical a week ago and the move was expected to go through with little issue, but last weekend manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that they were still waiting on some 'minor' problems.

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On Friday afternoon, the club took to social media to officially reveal their new signing.

In a statement on the club's website, the 21-year-old said, "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.

"The chance to join Manchester United is a dream come true and I just cannot wait to perform in the Premier League.

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"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. I am looking forward to working with the Manager and his coaching team to further develop my game."

Of his new signing, Solskjaer said, "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 will form an integral part of my squad for years to come and we look forward to seeing him blossom. His goals and assists records speak for themselves and he will also bring tremendous pace, flair and creativity to the team.

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"Old Trafford will give him the platform he needs to release his untapped talent and perform at the highest level. For a player of his age, Jadon has already achieved a great deal and showed the courage to go and prove himself abroad. We all look forward to welcoming Jadon to the squad as we prepare for the new campaign."

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United's pursuit of the former Manchester City youngster started around a year ago, but they failed to meet Dortmund's valuation of the player, with Gary Neville blasting his former club as 'embarrassing.'

The Bundesliga side refused to go below their asking price and claimed once they'd returned to pre-season training the transfer wouldn't happen, and stuck to their guns.

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It's believed that Sancho had an agreement with the club that he'd be allowed to leave this summer for a smaller fee than last year, and United did meet that valuation.

Featured Image Credit: Manchester United

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Jadon Sancho

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