Jadon Sancho signs for Manchester United

The England international has signed a contract until 2026, with the option for an additional year

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One of football's worst-kept secrets has now been officially announced. Jadon Sancho has signed a contract with Manchester United that will last until 2026, with the option to extend it for an additional year.

The 21-year-old winger, who reached the final of Euro 2020 with England, registered 50 goals and 64 assists over the last four seasons with Borussia Dortmund.

"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.", he said to Manchester United's official channels.

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

His new manager, Ole Gunnar 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. 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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