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2 pros and 2 cons to Man United sealing transfer deal for electric winger

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Manchester United are closing in on their first signing of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era with Swansea’s Daniel James likely to join the Red Devils.

Mail Online reported this week that the club are close to finalising the deal for the Welsh winger, who emerged as a favourite for United last week.

They reported that the fee is expected to be around £10million, with Swansea receiving a good pay for their speedy starlet.

Now, we look at James and assess whether he would be a good signing for United, who are rebuilding after an awful season.

Here, we list two pros and two cons to sealing the deal for Swansea’s electric winger.

Pro: Pace and energy

Daniel James is probably the fastest player in the Championship, or is certainly up there.

He would slot in nicely on United’s wing and inject a bit of pace and energy to a fairly lethargic squad.

Just look at his performance against Manchester City’s Kyle Walker this season in the FA Cup, where he gave City’s defence a run for their money at the Liberty Stadium. That is proof that he can perform against the big boys.

Con: Will he play every week? 

A lot about this deal brings memories of when United splashed cash on a player of a similar age and quality at the time: Wilfried Zaha.

Zaha flopped at United and it took him a year or two to resurrect his career. If James joins United, he may not play every week and could easily flop.

Pro: Won’t have a big ego 

One of the problems at United in the last five years has been egos, or players thinking they are better than they are – without mentioning names (Paul Pogba).

United could feasibly spend big money on a proven winger such as Gareth Bale or another foreign player, but James would give his all for the cause and would be determined to learn from the best.

Speaking of Bale, James can get a few tips from him at Wales.

Con: Never played in the Premier League

Daniel James has no Premier League or top flight experience, so why will he walk in and improve United’s attack?

Sort of going against the fact that he won’t have a big ego is the fact that he is not proven at top level, so could easily fail.

Alternative signings could be more ‘marquee’ for United.


ScoopDragon Football News Network

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