Manchester United Agree Deal To Sign Daniel James From Swansea City
By Joshua Walters
According to a statement on Manchester United offcial website, an aggrement in principle terms with Swansea City have been reached to sign 21-year old Daniel James for a fee of £15m.
The Wales forward will become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing as a manager since arriving from Molde in December 2018.
Daniel James nearly joined Championship side Leeds United but saw his move to the side stalled as both clubs failed to reach an agreement.
James caught the eyes of the United hierarchy after displaying series of sparkling performances in the FA Cup.
His impressive form witnessed five goals and 10 assists in 38 appearances in all competitions.
Manchester United are expected to pay £15million up front and a further £3m due in add-ons.
An official statement on the club’s website read:
“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.”
The pacey winger scored five times during a breakthrough 2018-19 season for Swansea, as well as once for Wales in their Euro 2020 qualifying win over Slovakia.
Daniel James joined Swansea City from Hull City in 2014 for an initial fee of £72,000 as he became part of their U18 academy side.
He will now join Wales squad as they prepare for their Euro 2020 qualifiers this weekend, with an announcement unveiling him as a Man United player to be done next week.