Manchester United Close To Agreeing £15 Million Deal For Daniel James

Manchester United are on the verge of making their first signing of the summer with reports that they are close to agreeing a £15 million deal for Swansea City winger Daniel James.

It's been a bloody terrible season for Manchester United, and that's putting it lightly, and despite the slight improvement in fortunes when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer first took over there's a hell of a lot of questions to be asked of the team.

Perhaps one of the biggest is how United will recruit this summer. Transfers in recent years have often been for big, high profile, names, like Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba, and it's often not worked out.

Solskjaer said on Thursday night that signings must be 'smart,' saying, "We've got to recruit smart, we've got to keep blooding the youngsters and we'll be fine."

The blooding of youngsters is likely to start in earnest on Sunday in the team's last game of the season against Cardiff City and the 'smart' signings might not be far behind.

According to Sky Sports the Premier League side are 'on the verge' of agreeing a deal for Swansea City winger Daniel James for £15 million.

James has been very impressive in the Championship this season, especially because of his pace, and was close to joining Leeds United in January.

Marcelo Bielsa's side were top of the table at the time and had agreed a deal with the Swans but they decided the £8.5 million, with £7 million being dependant on promotion, wasn't enough.

The 21 year old winger really caught the eye with his FA Cup goal against Brentford with his stunning pace:

United have been lacking pace on the right wing this season with Alexis Sanchez out of favour and Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku often deployed in the position.

It's certainly a move away from high profile and expensive signings, and that might be the best news United fans have had in ages.

Ryan Sidle

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