According to the BBC and Sky Sports, the British media confirmed that Manchester United has reached an agreement to bring in Sancho for a fee of 73 million pounds (85 million euros). The transfer, which has been delayed for two years, has finally been completed as Sancho has already agreed on a personal deal with United and will sign for five years plus a one-year priority extension.
The 21-year-old English right winger, Sancho, just needs to pass a medical and will become a Manchester United player.It is reported that United’s transfer fee will be paid in five installments, which will make Sancho the third most expensive player in United’s history after Pogba and Maguire, as well as the second most expensive English player.
With 50 goals and 57 assists in 137 appearances for Dortmund, Sancho has been able to rank among the top 10 in the goal and assist charts in Europe’s top five leagues from 2018 so far, with Sancho’s assists (41) trailing only Thomas Muller (48) and Lionel Messi (43).
Solskjaer hopes that the addition of Sancho can solve the shortcomings of the right side of the team and achieve a balanced attack. In addition, Sancho’s experience and performance in big games is also outstanding. He scored twice in last season’s German Cup final to help the Hornets win 4-1 over Red Bull Leipzig, and it is well known that Solskjaer has not won any trophies at United so far.
Both the BBC and Sky Sports reports only mention that United will pay £73 million to Dott, and there are no additional clauses involved.The Daily Telegraph believes that the Red Devils have been successful in their negotiations and that £73 million is the final amount, without any additional clauses or bonuses. However, The Sun and Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano believe that United will have to give a certain amount of additional transfer fee, but it is not high.
The United team is satisfied with this deal, saving £35 million in transfer funds compared to the £108 million bid from Borussia Dortmund last year, which the club delayed the introduction by a year.
Sancho’s deal to join Manchester United itself is no longer in doubt, now the fans are interested in only two things: when the England winger will be announced, and what shirt number he will choose after joining?
The first question is easy to understand, as England are still participating in the Euros, so Sancho will have to wait until the tournament is over before he can travel to Manchester for a medical and signing.
The second question is likely to be a topic of interest for fans in the future. According to ‘The Athletic’, United want to give Sancho the iconic number 7 shirt, but there is a major problem as the number belongs to Uruguayan striker Cavani, who has already extended his contract with the team for another year.
Romano claims that Sancho has also asked the club for the number 7 and is waiting for a solution from his future owners. United currently have no one wearing smaller numbers at all, including numbers 12, 16, 22, 24 and 25.
But the jersey number is just a business issue, from a competitive point of view, Sancho has joined and United has solved a problem and will move on to new targets – such as bringing in French centre-back Varane from Real Madrid.