Why Manchester United settled for Daniel James

Mae Harvey
June 9, 2019

"It's fantastic for everyone - for Dan, for Manchester United and a good deal for Swansea City as well".

He recently reportedly completed a medical after leaving global duty with Wales and now both clubs have confirmed that terms have been agreed.

Sources have told ESPN FC the club are hopeful of completing at least one more signing before the players report back to preseason training on July 1.

James leaves The Swans having scored six goals and creating a further ten.

East Londoners West Ham United are said to be plotting a move for Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden during this summer's transfer window.

Both Rice and Sancho have made the step to the England national side in the past few months and they were in action during the Nations League semi-final loss to Netherlands on Thursday.

"As a manager you want all your players to be playing to a higher level as they can and their ability deserves", the United legend added.

The 21-year-old James will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first signing this summer.

James was on the verge of moving to Leeds United in January before Swansea pulled the plug at the last minute.

The Cherries demanded a fee of £40m for their 25-year-old winger, which convinced United to pursue a younger and cheaper alternative in Daniel James.

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"If it happens, United are getting an exciting player that I know Man United fans will get behind and enjoy watching him".

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