KEY POINTS

  • Jadon Sancho moved from City to Dortmund in 2017
  • Dortmund paid a minimal fee of around $11 million for Sancho
  • Man Utd are set to pay around $101 million for Sancho this summer

Manchester City are reportedly set to earn a fee through Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jadon Sancho’s transfer to Manchester United.

City are expected to receive around $13.5 million following Sancho’s move to Old Trafford, reported Goal.com.

Sancho kickstarted his soccer career at Watford before joining the youth set-up at Manchester City in 2015 at $91,000. He was a part of the youth City team along with Phil Foden as the two were expected to break into the club’s senior team. Two years later, while Phil Foden lived up to the expectations and made his senior debut with City in 2017, Sancho turned down a new contract before getting sold to Dortmund at a minimal fee of $11 million. That move saw Watford earn around $1.1 million. 

But during the negotiations with the Bundesliga club, the Manchester City board had included a clause stating they would receive a 15% share of any future transfer.

Earlier this year, when Manchester City were set to face Dortmund, Pep Guardiola was quizzed about a possibility of Sancho’s return to Etihad. "We wanted him to stay but he decided to leave, and when people decide to leave all we can do is [let them] leave. I wish him all the best, except when he plays against us. No regrets at all. If he's happy, I'm happy," Guardiola was quoted as saying in a pre-match conference while dismissing any such suggestions.

After chasing Sancho for over a year, Manchester United have finally agreed to a deal with Dortmund for the 21-year-old winger. The two clubs have reached a deal worth $101 million, according to Sky Sports. The Red Devils had already agreed to Sancho’s personal terms and agent fees. When the 2021 summer transfer window began earlier this year, Sancho’s asking price was over $107 million. Meanwhile, the current deal’s value is also around $48 million less than what Dortmund were demanding last summer.

While Sancho’s move to Old Trafford is subject to his medical, which is expected to take place after ongoing Euros 2020, it has also been reported that Sancho has demanded the iconic No. 7 jersey. However, Manchester United are yet to take a call on that since the jersey currently belongs to Edinson Cavani, who recently signed a new one-year deal.

Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund Photo: Getty Images | Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images

Sancho is coming off a great season with Dortmund, having scored 16 goals and 20 assists in a total of 38 competitive matches for the German club.