Solskjaer’s comment on Sancho will surprise you

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    Sancho’s Man United move imminent, says Solskjaer

    Jadon Sancho’s proposed move to Manchester United is seemingly close to being confirmed after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested only “small details” are preventing an announcement.

    United revealed a deal had been agreed with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Sancho at the end of June, with Stats Perform understanding the fee involved to be £72.9million.

    That will make the England international United’s fourth most expensive player after Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire, and Romelu Lukaku.

    United, who had been keen on Sancho last year, said at the time that the winger’s medical and personal terms would be completed after his involvement in Euro 2020.

    England’s run to the final subsequently delayed completion of the deal, though Solskjaer suggested it will not be long now until United announce him as their new player.

    Speaking after United’s 2-1 friendly win over Wayne Rooney’s Derby County on Sunday, Solskjaer said: “From what I understand only paperwork [is preventing completion], small, little details, hopefully, we can announce something.

    “Let’s get all the paperwork done and get him over the line and then I can say what I truly feel about the player.”

    Having joined Dortmund in 2017, Sancho scored 50 goals and provided 57 assists in 137 appearances across all competitions for BVB.

    Solskjaer will be hoping to have Sancho among his attacking options for United’s opening Premier League game against Leeds United at Old Trafford on August 14.

    Sancho is the only player from Europe’s top five leagues to have scored 10 goals or more and had at least 15 assists across all competitions in each of the past three seasons while playing at that high level.

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