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Arsenal could've signed Jadon Sancho twice before - once for just £500k

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Jadon Sancho is finally set to join Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund this summer. A statement from the German giants confirmed that the talented Englishman will join the Red Devils for a staggering £73 million.

The former Manchester City youngster is set to dawn the colours of their fierce rivals next season and that will surely hurt the Cityzens. The move will also hurt a few Arsenal supporters as well, as we were very close to signing Sancho on two separate occasions in the past.

Former Arsenal recruitment head Steve Morrow revealed in an interview this year that the Gunners were ‘very, very close to signing him’ – once when he left Watford as a kid, and again when he decided to leave Manchester City back in 2017.

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Arsenal could’ve signed Jadon Sancho on two occasions

Morrow told Goal in March: “Every top club will say there were near misses. Jadon Sancho was certainly one of those.

“We missed out on him once when he moved from Watford and went up to Manchester City, and then again when he reached that age at City when young players have a choice to make.

“Jadon felt that his future was away from Manchester and we were very, very close to signing him, but the family felt at the time that the best opportunity for him was at Dortmund and off he went.”

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The Gunners could’ve signed Sancho for just £500k

Back in the summer of 2015, Sancho left Watford and joined Manchester City for a fee rising up to £500,000. (Manchester Evening News)

Everyone knew that he was a talented youngster who had a bright future ahead of him, but nobody could’ve predicted that he would become as big a star as he is today for Dortmund, England and soon for Manchester United.

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Morrow claimed that Arsenal were close to signing him then for about the same fee, but it wasn’t meant to be. He could’ve been a real star for us now, but sadly, he will be playing against us next season and it will not be easy to stop him.

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