Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford became the first player to welcome Jadon Sancho to the club after the Red Devils confirmed the capture of the Dortmund ace.
The Germans confirmed earlier today that a £73.1million deal had been struck with United, while the Premier League giants took to their own website shortly after 2.30pm to reveal the news.
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It brings to an end one of the longest running sagas in recent history and Sancho will finally pull on the famous red shirt next season, quite probably as the club’s new no.7.
Rashford basically confirmed Sancho’s move earlier this week, though the forward later claimed he was ‘hacked’.
But there was no stopping Rashford today as he officially welcomed Sancho to the club after United’s confirmation.
‘Family @Sanchooo10, welcome brother,’ wrote Rashford.
Sancho becomes United’s first signing of the summer and they hope to add Raphael Varane to the mix in the coming weeks.
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Real Madrid originally wanted around £70m for the Frenchman but United believe they can land him for closer to £45m and negotiations are said to be progressing well.
Varane has 12 months left on his deal at the Bernabeu and has so far resisted the temptation to extend his contract.
Should Varane arrive, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will likely need to sell before he can buy further players.
United could offload Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial to boost their transfer kitty and Solskjaer could then use the money to target a defensive midfielder.
Declan Rice is considered the ideal candidate but West Ham want £100m for the midfielder, while Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier is another target at right-back.
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