It was coming soon enough. Jadon Sancho is now officially a Manchester United player. The former Borussia Dortmund star made the move back to his home nation of England following an impressive few seasons in Germany.
News of his blockbuster transfer is shocking, but United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's interview regarding Sancho is also headlining the news in the soccer world.
Solskjaer called the transfer "a step up" for Sancho.
"I think he made a good decision going to the Bundesliga, it was probably the right step for him, the right level and right club. I think Dortmund have shown so many times what they can do for young talent and in the Bundesliga what that can do. The Premier League is a different animal though. I don’t want to sound disrespectful to the Bundesliga, but I think the Premier League is a step up."Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Solskjaer's statement drew criticism from many fans who also pointed out the obvious bias of the manager. Many believe that that the English Premier League is the world's best. With EPL teams winning 2 of the last three Champions Leagues, there might be a substantial argument there.
However, an inherent English media bias is present in supporting both the EPL and the country's national team.
On the other hand, Sancho looks to make an immediate impact at United. He isn't new to the English game as he grew up in the country and played with Watford and Manchester City in his youth before moving to Dortmund.
In Germany, Sancho earned his reputation as a world-class winger. Aged just 20, Sancho already logged in 4 seasons for Dortmund. He also managed 50 goals and 65 assists overseas.
His return to England has been rumored for what seemed like ages, but it's finally official. Manchester United has its next star, man.
In addition to Sancho, United is eyeing Real Madrid center-back Raphael Varane as a key addition to the squad. After finishing 2nd behind cross-town rivals Manchester City last season, the team is searching for the elusive Premier League title. With the last title coming in 2013, players will look to this upcoming season as a chance to put an end to the trophy drought.