The Red Devils, after many months of trying to reach an agreement, finally got an international wing from England away from BVB
News from Manchester United agree with Borussia Dortmund on £ 72.9m ($ 101m) for Jadon Sancho aroused mixed emotions for those left behind in Germany, with Erling Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, saying: “F * ck, but all the best!”.
The Red Devils finally got their man after many months of talks, with the English international wing set to return to his homeland at the end of a promising Euro 2020 campaign for the Three Lions.
His departure will leave a clear hole in Dortmund’s attacking unit, with the prolific Norwegian frontman Haaland among those who have benefited significantly from the presence of a regular resource.
What was said?
While Sancho goes on the exit, Haaland’s father is aware of how difficult it will be to replace the 21-year-old.
He said on social media: “F * ck. But all of the best Sancho. You will be missed.”
The bigger picture
Sancho and Haaland have forged a tremendous partnership from the moment the latter arrived in Dortmund during the 2020 winter transfer window.
Goals are scored by an exciting young duo, with opponents struggling to curb the significant threat they pose.
DFB-Pokal glory was assured in 2020-21 when the pair played in the search for important silverware, while a late rally in the Bundesliga delivered a top-four final and Champions League qualification.
Haaland ended the season with 41 goals to his name in all competitions, while Sancho found the goal on 16 occasions and produced a further 18 assistants.
His skill is now being taken to Old Trafford, forcing Dortmund to move in a different direction.
It remains to be seen how long Haaland will hold on before he walks a similar path interest in the 20-year-old goal scorer to build on in Europe.