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Daniel James signs five-year contract with Manchester United

Daniel James signs for United - Sports Leo

Manchester United have successfully completed the signing of Wales winger Daniel James from Swansea City for a reported fee of £15 million.

The Red Devils have signed the 21-year-old for five years, with an option of extending the contract by a year.

The Swansea graduate made his professional debut for Swansea City in February 2018, netting five goals in 38 appearances.

The pacey winger has also been involved in international duties having also represented the nation at various youth levels

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the club’s website: “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.”

James revealed: “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.”

United are also keeping tabs with Ajax’s defender Matthijs De Ligt who has also drawn the attention of top European clubs with his impressive performances in the Dutch domestic league.

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