Manchester United Announce Daniel James As First Signing Of The Summer
Daniel James has officially joined Manchester United from Swansea City, becoming the first signing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's time at Old Trafford.
United are thought to be paying around £17 million to the Championship club for the 21 year old and he will earn £67,000 a week at Old Trafford.
In a statement on their website the Red Devils confirmed the news saying, "Manchester United is delighted to announce that it has agreed, in principle, terms with both Swansea City and Daniel James for his transfer to the club.
"Daniel has successfully completed a medical at the Aon Training Complex.
"Further details will be communicated once the international transfer window opens next week."
We're delighted to have agreed terms, in principle, with Swansea City for the transfer of Daniel James to #MUFC.
Further details will be revealed in due course.
- Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 7, 2019
James, who has been linked with United for several weeks, is currently on international duty with Wales and is likely to play in Saturday evening's Euro 2020 qualifier against Croatia.
He was spotted in Liverpool airport on Thursday, taking a break from training, and it was reported that he was travelling to Manchester to have his medical.
James had a breakout season for the Swans last season and his pace on the right wing, although he can also play on the left and through the middle, especially eye catching.
He was on the verge of an £8 million move to Leeds United in January but the Yorkshire side were only going to pay £1 million up front with £7 million to come if they were promoted, and the South Wales side pulled the deal.
The Welshman scored four goals in the Championship last season, and also provided seven assists for his teammates, but his most impressive contribution came in the FA Cup:
Who'd win a race between Daniel James and Kylian Mbappé? :anguished::fire:
There was no stopping the 21-year-old on his way to goal.
Incredible pace! :zap: pic.twitter.com/Ay2aTunUVT
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 17, 2019
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly set his sights on young British talent in the transfer window as the club come away from just signing stellar names.
There's a lot of work to be done at Old Trafford this summer and James is just the starting point, but at least it's started.
Who else will United sign this summer?