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Incoming Manchester United signing Jadon Sancho handed iconic shirt number

England star Jadon Sancho is set to sign for Manchester United

England star Jadon Sancho is set to sign for Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Jadon Sancho will be handed the iconic No. 7 shirt at Manchester United after Borussia Dortmund finally agreed a transfer deal with the Premier League club worth an initial £72.6million.

The No. 7 jersey was made famous by George Best in the 1960s and the likes of Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo have continued its legacy in recent years.

After a lengthy pursuit – Manchester United began tracking Sancho this time last year – the 21-year-old is finally set to become a Red Devils players after signing a five-year contract at Old Trafford, according to The Athletic.

United’s deal with Bundesliga outfit Dortmund means Sancho will become the second most expensive English footballer in history, behind his future club team-mate Harry Maguire, who cost £80m.

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