Daniel James Completes £15m Move
Manchester United has completed the authorization of Wales winger Daniel James from Swansea City for an primary fee of about £15m.
The 21-year-old, who has contracted a five-year contract, is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first validation since he succeeded Jose Mourinho as manager.
Swansea academy graduate James scored five goals in 38 appearances during a breakthrough 2018-19 seasons.
“This is single of the ultimate day of my life,” he said.
James, whose father Kevan expired suddenly last month, started both of Wales’ recent Euro 2020 succeeding conquests by Croatia and Hungary.
He recorded his first Wales goal on his competitive entrance in a 1-0 win against Group E rivals Slovakia in March.
“This is an unbelievably proud moment for me and my family. However, it is tinged with sadness that my father isn’t able to part this experience with us,” said James, who almost joined Leeds United in January.
Manchester United ended sixth in the Premier League last season, five points adrift of the top four, and will play in next season’s Europa League.
“Daniel is a thrilling young winger with lots of skills, vision, exceptional pace and a good work ethic,” said Solskjaer.
“This is the seamless environment for Daniel to continue his development.”