Daniel James has posted an update on social media, after completing his move from Swansea City to Manchester United.
Swansea have confirmed that the 21-year-old has completed his move to Manchester United, signing a five-year contract at Old Trafford for an undisclosed fee.
James was one of the standout players for Swansea last season, in his breakthrough campaign for the first-team and was also able to establish himself on the international stage for Wales.
The winger becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing as Manchester United manager and BBC Sport are reporting that the initial transfer fee is around £15million.
James scored five goals and registered ten assists in 38 appearances for Swansea in all competitions last season, as the Swans finished tenth in the Championship table and reached the FA Cup quarter-finals.
After the move was confirmed, James posted a message to fans on social media, thanking everyone who has shown faith in him throughout his career.
“I’m very proud to join the biggest football club in the world. This is a new and exciting chapter in my life and I can’t wait to get started,” James wrote in his message to fans on Twitter.
“Thank you to everyone who has shown faith in me. Hard work starts now!”
James was outstanding for Swansea in the Championship last season and he could be a great signing for Manchester United, providing he gets a chance in the first-team at Old Trafford next season.
It’s a big blow for Swansea to lose a player with so much potential, but I’m sure most fans expected this to happen sooner or later and £15million is great business.
Whoever becomes the next manager at the Liberty Stadium should be able to use this money to significantly strengthen their squad in the transfer market this summer and build team who can challenge for the play-offs next season.