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Manchester United have confirmed they have reached a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Jadon Sancho.

The signing is subject to contractual conditions and a medical examination, which will be completed after Sancho’s involvement with England at Euro 2020.

The clubs have reached a £ 73million (€ 85million) deal for the 21-year-old after a long transfer saga with United initially linked to the England player last summer.

Sancho moved to German club Borussia Dortmund aged 17, rejected Manchester City contract
Sancho joined German club Borussia Dortmund at the age of 17, after rejecting a contract with Manchester City

The deal would see Sancho become the second most expensive Englishman behind Harry Maguire, who signed for United in 2019 from Leicester City for £ 80million.

Sancho, who was born in London, started his career with Watford’s youth team before joining Manchester City in 2015.

But in 2017, he rejected a contract at City and joined German giants Borussia Dortmund with a free transfer.

He made 137 appearances for the German club, scoring 50 goals and 64 assists.

Sancho will strengthen United’s attacking options and play alongside England internationals Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, as well as Uruguayan Edinson Cavani and Frenchman Anthony Martial.

Rashford, who is currently on international duty with Sancho, greeted him at United on Twitter with a photo of the pair playing for England.

Sancho has yet to make an impact for England at Euro 2020, only appearing once as a late substitute against the Czech Republic in the final group game.

But he’s likely to get a few minutes under his belt in the later stages, with England facing Ukraine in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

In a press release published on their official website, …

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