Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Jadon Sancho will form an integral part of his squad for years and believes Manchester United will provide him the platform he needs to show his talent.
The England international finally joinedManchester United
for a £73m fee, and after his holiday he will join the Red Devils for pre-season training.
The 21-year-old has penned a 5-year deal with the Red Devils after four years in the Bundesliga withDortmund
, where he scored 50 goals across 137 appearances.
academy graduate will join his former side’s bitter rivals as the Citizens retain a sell-on clause for their former youth-team player, whose contract in Germany was due to run until the summer of 2023.
Having secured a long-term target,
hailed the England international as the player he needs in his squad.
"Jadon epitomizes the type of player I want to bring to the club, he is a forward player in the best traditions of Manchester United,"
Solskjaer told theclub's official website
"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."
Sancho explained it was always his plan to return to the Premier League.
"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.
"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."