Manchester United is delighted to confirm the signing of Daniel James from Swansea City, subject to international clearance. James signs on a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year. The 21-year-old Wales international made his professional debut for Swansea City in February 2018 and his senior Wales debut in November 2018, having previously represented the nation at various youth levels.
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.”
Daniel 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.”
What position do people think James will play? I had him down as an out and out winger but watching him in preseason I didn't get that impression. Yes he plays out wide but there were very few times when he actually took a player on and got to the byline. Also think he's a better ON the left than on the right. On the left he seemed a lot more involved. Obviously it's still preseason but first impressions are normally the right ones.