Daniel James has agreed to terms with Manchester United, who have officially confirmed his transfer from Swansea City. Rumours of the move have been circulating for some time, but the club itself confirmed the deal today.
We're delighted to have agreed terms, in principle, with Swansea City for the transfer of Daniel James to #MUFC.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 7, 2019
Further details will be revealed in due course.
The reported fee for his services is £17m, with potential add-ons later to come, after an impressive campaign in the Championship division. He led Swansea in assists in all competitions, and managed to score a few goals as well.
This goal against Brentford caught everyone’s attention, and helped garner interest from top clubs.
James comes to United at a difficult time, but his decision to pick the Red Devils over other options should signal he’s ready to work on improving the team’s fortunes as well as his own. There is no guarantee of silverware in the near future, but the prospect of turning United into top competitors in English football once again was too good for him to pass up.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants young, passionate players in his Manchester United side, ones the club can count on for years to come. Daniel James fits the bill so far. He’s just 21 years old, can play either right winger or left winger, and has been hungry for a move up since the January window.
After completing his medical, James re-joined the Welsh National Team camp under Ryan Giggs (you may have heard of him). He will join his new teammates at United in early July in preparation for the team’s preseason tour. He is hopefully the first of a few new faces to join the ranks in the coming weeks, as Solskjaer hopes to kickstart a squad overhaul before the team meets up for their preseason.