14 Jun Man Utd signal Daniel James: Wales winger indicators five-year deal as Purple Devils tie up first summer time deal
The Wales worldwide has accomplished a transfer from Swansea Metropolis, changing into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first new recruit at Outdated Trafford
Welsh winger Daniel James has formally accomplished a transfer to Manchester United, placing pen to paper on a five-year contract.
The 21-year-old was unveiled at Outdated Trafford on Wednesday afternoon, having agreed to private phrases on the £15 million ($19m) change from Swansea Metropolis final week.
James loved a stellar 2018-19 season on the Liberty Stadium, contributing 4 targets and 7 assists within the Championship.
He’ll now have the chance to impress within the Premier League, a lot to the delight of United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Norwegian supervisor expressed his pleasure after sealing the membership’s first summer time signing, stating: “Daniel is an thrilling younger winger with plenty of abilities, imaginative and prescient, distinctive tempo and a very good work ethic. He had a fantastic season with Swansea Metropolis and has all of the attributes wanted to change into a Manchester United participant.
“We’re delighted he has signed with our membership and we’re all wanting ahead to working with him. That is the proper setting for Daniel to proceed his improvement.”
James was in an equally optimistic temper when addressing reporters, admitting that he can not wait to embark on a brand new problem.
“This is likely one of the greatest days of my life and a problem I’m actually wanting ahead to,” he started. “The Premier League is one of the best league on the earth and Manchester United is the proper place for me to proceed to develop as a participant.
“That is an extremely proud second for me and my household, nevertheless, it’s tinged with disappointment that my father isn’t in a position to share this expertise with us. I’m wanting ahead to working with Ole, assembly the team and getting began.”
James rose via the ranks at Swansea earlier than graduating to the senior squad in 2016 and have become an everyday within the team after a mortgage spell at Shrewsbury in 2017.
The younger attacker racked up 34 appearances for the Swans final season, incomes a spot in Ryan Giggs’ Wales squad for current Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Swansea officers are unhappy to see James go, however membership chairman Trevor Birch wished him effectively for the long run whereas confirming his departure.
“We’re clearly massively upset to lose a participant of Daniel’s high quality, particularly after such a incredible breakthrough season for us and the enjoyment he gave to these watching him,” Birch mentioned.
“Nevertheless, given the extent of these performances and the very fact he has one yr remaining on his contract, it was inevitable that when a membership of the calibre of Manchester United got here calling it will be nearly inconceivable to carry on to him.
“It goes with out saying that we want him effectively at his new membership, particularly after the unhappy lack of his father lately.
“We are able to solely thank Daniel for his contribution over the previous season and the pleasure he dropped at so many people watching his performances. I’m certain he has a fantastic future forward of him and we want him each success in his profession.’’