Sancho's farewell message to Borussia Dortmund
New Manchester United forward Jadon Sancho has posted an appreciative farewell message to his former club Borussia Dortmund, after completing a transfer to Old Trafford earlier today.
Before he begins, however, Jadon is keen to thank Dortmund – a respected club that has helped him to realise his dream move to United.
In a lengthy message posted on Instagram, Sancho writes: “This is a hard message to swallow.
“First of all I just want to start off by thanking Borussia Dortmund for everything they have done for me, taking the risk on a young 17-year-old at the time with no first team experience and believing in me.
“The love I will always have for this iconic club will never be matched. From the very first moment I walked into the stadium I felt at home and knew I had made the right decision.
“I was welcomed with open arms by everyone associated with the club. Moving to Germany was not only football, I had to adapt to a new lifestyle and culture.
“I’m privileged to have shared the pitch with every Dortmund player that has been at the club. I’ve learnt so much from all of you talented players. Thank you for playing a part in me bettering myself as a player and understanding the game of football at a top level.
“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 supported me through thick and thin. I hope you can respect my decision. The most beautiful part of friendship is to understand and to be understood.
“Danke Schon BVB.”