Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock has greeted Jadon Sancho’s powerful Borussia Dortmund goodbye with the wide player confirmed as a Manchester United player.
Although the deal was announced in principle a few weeks ago, it wasn’t until Friday afternoon that Sancho was officially unveiled as the Red Devil.
The move to Old Trafford ends a hugely successful four-year spell with Dortmund in which the former Manchester City youngster has established himself as one of the most productive players in world football.
Following confirmation of the 21-year-old’s £ 73million transfer to Manchester United, Sancho posted a moving video thanking Dortmund for their valuable role in their development so far on Instagram.
In the video, Sancho said: “At the club you made a young child dream. You made me who I am today, I was able to gain experience as quickly as possible at such a young age. and I was also able to take historic steps “This club gave me the chance to play in the Champions League, all children dream of. This club also gave me the profile to represent my country. I owe a lot to this incredible club. “
“Dortmund will always be a part of me and I will always miss, love and be grateful to the club, the team and especially the supporters who have supported me through thick and thin. I hope you can respect my decision. part of friendship is understanding and being understood. “
Arsenal man Willock, after seeing the post, gave his reaction to Sancho with a short but sweet “mighty brother” accompanied by a heart emoji.
It remains to be seen whether the 21-year-old Gunner could potentially follow suit in the near future, with his own decision upheld.
The midfielder is being watched by Premier League rivals Newcastle United, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at St James’ Park last season.
He has scored eight goals in just 14 Premier League games for the Magpies, Steve Bruce would have liked to bring him back to the club.
A decision has yet to be agreed and Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has suggested Willock may have a role for Arsenal ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
Speaking after a pre-season loss to Hibernian earlier this month, the Spaniard said: “Joe is part of our plans, he’s our player and while he’s here we’ll try to get the best gone from him.
“He had a lot of experience on loan. He was, I think, one of the most important players for their survival.”
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