Manchester United has reached an agreement with Dortmund to move to Sancho.
It is understood that the two sides have agreed to pay a fee of slightly less than 73 million pounds (101 million US dollars), and the England international will now undergo a medical examination before the transfer is completed. He will sign a five-year contract at Old Trafford with a 12-month option.
The two clubs negotiated the transfer fee for several months, and Dortmund rejected Manchester United’s £67 million offer in early June.
What do we know?
Last month, the two sides continued to negotiate, trying to confirm the fee, and reached an agreement on how to pay the full fee, but the dispute over how much to pay the additional fee caused delays.
It is believed that the final cost is £72.9 million, with no additional costs.
Unlike last summer’s failure to reach an agreement, Manchester United is still optimistic that a deal can be finalized this summer.
Dortmund and Sancho signed a gentleman’s agreement. If a buyer’s club makes an asking price, he can leave, and the Bundesliga has kept its promise to let the England international leave.
Sancho must now undergo a medical examination to complete the transfer, which is expected to happen after he completes his international mission for England in the 2020 European Cup.
He did not start for Gareth Southgate’s team, but was still a member of the team when preparing for the quarter-finals against Ukraine.
He played 38 games for the Bundesliga team last season, scoring 16 goals and assisting 20 times.
He joined Dortmund from Manchester City in 2017 and has played 137 games in all competitions, scoring 50 goals and assisting 67 times.
Most of his appearances are on the right wing and he is expected to play at Manchester United, but he showed his versatility in the front court and also appeared in the left wing and attacking midfielder during his time in Germany.
What will Manchester United do next?
As expected, Sancho is Manchester United’s first signing with the club this summer and hopes to bring in several new faces before the end of the transfer window.
The central defender is still a priority. Real Madrid’s Rafael Varane is the top goal of the department, and the club has been considering signing Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid in order to help Aaron · Wan-Bissaka brings competition from right back.
Solskjaer said at the end of the season that if Manchester United want to narrow the gap with Manchester City and fight for the title of next season, they need signings.