Sancho's farewell message to Borussia Dortmund

Friday 23 July 2021 16:29

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.

The exciting England international cannot wait to start his adventure in M16 and has already spoken about his many ambitions as a Red, as part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s young and vibrant squad. 

Before he begins, however, Jadon is keen to thank Dortmund – a respected club that has helped him to realise his dream move to United.
Watch the farewell video that Jadon has posted to Dortmund supporters on Instagram.

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.

“Leaving the UK when I was 17 was seen as a big risk for some, as I was not only going to play abroad but I was leaving home and family. I’ve always wanted to showcase my talent on the global stage and Dortmund gave me the opportunity to do so, for that I will forever be grateful. For all the amazing staff, coaches, everyone involved in the club, I want to say a massive thank you again for looking after me during my time as a club. I will miss you all dearly. 

“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.
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“To the club, you made a young kid dream. You made me who I am today. I was able to gain experience as quickly as possible at such a young age and was able to achieve historic milestones. This club gave me a chance to play in the Champions League, every kid’s dream. This club also gave me the profile to represent my country. I owe a lot to this amazing 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 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.”