As it stands, it appears that Manchester United are edging closer to sealing a £10 million deal for Swansea City star Dan James, as per the Daily Mail.
The 21-year-old has enjoyed a stellar campaign in south Wales for Graham Potter’s side, and has attracted admiring glances from a plethora of teams in England.
His sheer pace, dribbling ability and excellent decision-making has seen his stock rise considerably, and it looks almost inevitable that he won’t be plying his trade at the Liberty Stadium next season.
Is Manchester United the right destination for James though? Football League World exclusively caught up with footballer and EFL pundit Sam Saunders, and we got his take on this particular transfer story.
Speaking exclusively to Football League World’s Sam Rourke, Saunders said: “In today’s market he could be worth five times that if he has a good season at United.
“He’s got what every side needs, bundles and bundles of pace so that box is ticked for me at least, he’s one of the quickest players in the whole of the EFL.
“Everyone wants pace in their team, to stretch teams, when Solskjaer initially took over at Man United they really looked like they were full of energy in the counter attacking football they played, with the pace of Rashford and Martial, it’s a big factor of how they want to play, so I can see why Dan James fits for them.”
As seems to be the case these days, younger players native to Britain tend to be offloaded for sizeable fees, so Saunders sees this as a shrewd investment by the Red Devils, saying: “Young, British footballers always normally command a hefty fee these days, so £10m in this day and age is not much to ask at all.
“As soon as a club like United are interested, the price always seems to go up anyway, so if they get him for £10m, it’s a great bit of business.”
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