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Welsh startlet Daniel James linked with Manchester United move

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The young winger has impressed for club and country, and Premier League teams have noticed.

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Swansea City winger Daniel James has been linked with a move to Manchester United after an impressive season in the Championship division. The Daily Mail, amongst other outlets, is reporting that United are in a race with Liverpool for the young man’s signature, and could look to finish a deal before the Summer window opens in July.

James, 21, has 5 goals and 10 assists in all competitions for the Swans this season. His service was particularly noteworthy, and his 9 assists in the league stands out, especially considering Manchester United’s lack of service from the wings at crucial times this season.

James also earned a call-up to the Welsh International side, and was handed his first cap by Wales manager and United legend, Ryan Giggs. James made the best of his chance at International football, and scored his first goal in a 1-0 win over Slovakia in a UEFA Euro 2020 Qualification match.

James likely wouldn’t be a starter if he were to make the move to Old Trafford, but this rumour seems pretty believable considering Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s call for a massive squad overhaul and United’s lack of talent on the right wing. Quoted at £10m, he would be a much cheaper option to Borussia Dortmund’s breakout star Jadon Sancho, but likely would require time to get up to the speed of a top tier league.