Manchester United have announced the signing of Welsh winger Daniel James on a 5-year contract which can further be extended by a year. His transfer fee is reportedly £15 million.
James attracted interest from Manchester United after his performances for Swansea City. The 21-year old scored 5 goals and registered 10 assists in 39 appearances across all competitions.
His performances for Swansea City earned James his international debut for the Wales national football team against Albania. James netted his first international goal in Wales’ Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia which turned out to be the match-winning goal.
Upon his signing, James said, “This is one of the best days of my life and a challenge I am really looking forward to. The Premier League is the best league in the world and Manchester United is the perfect place for me to continue to develop as a player. This is an incredibly proud moment for me and my family; however, it is tinged with sadness that my father isn’t able to share this experience with us. I am looking forward to working with Ole, meeting the team and getting started.”
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said, “Daniel is an exciting young winger with lots of skills, vision, exceptional pace and a good work ethic. He had a great season with Swansea City and has all the attributes needed to become a Manchester United player. We are delighted he has signed with our club and we are all looking forward to working with him. This is the perfect environment for Daniel to continue his development.”
Manchester United are expected to bring in new reinforcements this summer and Daniel James will certainly be the first of many more to come.