Manchester United confirm that Jadon Sancho will wear the No 25 shirt after his £73m arrival… with veteran striker Edinson Cavani holding onto the famous No 7 jersey that the England star wore for Dortmund
By Ollie Lewis
After over a year of negotiations, United finally landed their man on Friday as Sancho completed his £73million move from the Bundesliga club, putting pen to paper on a five-year contract.
Jadon Sancho will wear the No. 25 shirt for Manchester United, the club has announced
Sancho, 21, completed his £73million switch from Borussia Dortmund to United on Friday
However, the club has announced that Sancho will wear the No. 25 shirt, meaning the No. 7 shirt will remain in Edinson Cavani’s possession, having taken the number last summer.
Sancho wore the No. 7 shirt for Borussia Dortmund, and was No. 17 for England at the Euros.
The No. 25 shirt was most recently worn by striker Odion Ighalo, while Antonio Valencia wore the shirt between 2009 and 2019, with Nick Powell becoming No. 25 for the 2012-13 season.
Sancho’s arrival has stirred huge excitement among United fans, with the club desperate to win silverware under boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, having lost out in the Europa League final to Villarreal on penalties last season.
Sancho was rumoured to take the famous No. 7 shirt, but Edinson Cavani will hold onto it
The Englishman wore the No. 7 shirt for Dortmund, and took No. 17 for England at Euro 2020
Sancho follows the likes of Antonio Valencia (pictured) and Odion Ighalo to wear No. 25
The 21-year-old said he is looking forward to ‘developing something special’ at Old Trafford with his new side.
‘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,’ he said.
‘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.