Harry Maguire’s raving comments about Jadon Sancho will delight Man Utd fans

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has said he believes Jadon Sancho will be an "exciting" addition, after the Red Devils reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund.

Both clubs have officially announced the impending transfer, which is expected to be finalised once Sancho's involvement in the Euros is over.

The forward started England's 4-0 win over Ukraine in the quarter-finals and his Three Lions team-mate Maguire is looking forward to playing alongside Sancho at club level as well.

"Jadon’s a top player, an exceptional talent, a young lad with a lot of experience and his numbers speak for themselves with what he’s done over in Germany," Maguire said.

"He is a great player. I don’t think it’s a done deal yet, we can’t confirm him as a Manchester United player, I know it’s close but he’s still a Dortmund player as it stands.

"Of course, it is exciting times ahead and hopefully we will get it across the line."

Speaking after England's win over Ukraine, Sancho said: "To be fair, I don't want to talk about Manchester United. Right now I just want to focus on England."

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The deal is worth £73m and Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has said the club are "sad" that they are losing Sancho.

"It was Jadon's express wish to change, we would have liked to keep him," Watzke said. "We are not happy about the money and sad that he is going away."

Dortmund's new head coach Marco Rose has revealed the club will look to find a "creative solution" to replace the forward, saying: "Well, I think every coach likes to have a player like Jadon Sancho in his team.

"His qualities are unpredictable. He's very strong in one-on-one situations, but he's also a goal scorer. Now of course, over the last few months, and of course it was also part of our talks, we knew that it could come down to Jadon not being here at some point.

"Now what matters – as it looks like it’s going to happen – we have to deal with it and talk about how we can also replace his quality.

"We’re not going to get Jadon Sancho, but we’re going to try to find a creative solution and we see this as an opportunity to perhaps strengthen ourselves a little differently in certain positions.”

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