Manchester United finally announced the agreement of a £72.9m deal with Borussia Dortmund for the services of Jadon Sancho. The confirmation of the deal brought an end to one of the lengthiest transfer sagas in United history.
Sancho’s international exploits with England means that the transfer remains incomplete pending the wingers’ medical at Carrington which is due to take place when the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 campaign is complete.
Many fans of United and England wouldn’t have been surprised to hear that Sancho, following the official announcement of the deal, had been given the nod to start for England after only previously playing less than 10 minutes in four games.Embed from Getty Images
His performance in England’s 4-0 victory over Ukraine earned the praise of his future teammate Luke Shaw who told TalkSport:
“He showed people why we’re buying him and of course, even though I was on the pitch, I was really impressed with his performance.
“I’m obviously looking forward to him becoming a Manchester United player and I will keep getting on to him to keep those high standards up.”
Sancho responded to the left-back’s flattering words by expressing his “good relationship with Luke Shaw as well as Harry Maguire and good friend Marcus Rashford. The 21-year old added “It’s going to be fun” in relation to being able to play with his England teammates at Old Trafford.
England’s progression into the semifinals along with Jadon Sancho’s stellar performance is good news for United fans who can look forward to seeing a lot more of their new star signing.