Manchester United could well be on the verge of their first signing of the summer, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s overhaul of the squad looks set to begin.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Swansea City are resigned to losing winger Daniel James this summer, with the transfer to United ‘almost certain’ to happen.
The Reds had agreed personal terms with the Wales international, before James’ father tragically passed away. Now MEN Sport say that the move will go through for a fee of around £15million, potentially rising to £20million after various add-ons and bonuses.
In terms of what James can offer, he’s quick, young and hungry to succeed. This feels like exactly the right direction that United need to head in as they try to get back amongst the Premier League big-boys.
Aged 21, there is massive room for growth there for James and you’d expect that he’ll only improve as the Welshman begins to train day-in-day-out with significantly better players.
Hopefully, the deal will go through in the not too distant future, allowing James ample time to get used to life in Manchester before jetting off on pre-season tour with the rest of the squad – and who knows, he may get playing time aplenty, there’s a real opening on that right-hand side…