Manchester United have reportedly made their mind up about the signing of Daniel James, and hope to unveil him in a £12m deal in the coming days.
According to the Daily Star, the Red Devils are pushing ahead with plans to sign the Welsh winger, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backing the move and announcing he has every intention of playing the 21-year-old next season rather than loan him back out.
James has been in superb form for Swansea since the turn of the year and was all but a Leeds United player at the end of January, but for the Swans to pull the plug on a deal at the last minute.
However, that decison now appears to have worked in both the club’s and player’s favour, with James now set to get his move to one of the biggest clubs in the land, while Swansea will get an even bigger return in terms of transfer fee for their prized asset.
A full international for Wales, James will no doubt head to Old Trafford looking to emulate the success of his Wales manager Ryan Giggs, who is a legend at United following a two decade spell with the club during their most successful period under Sir Alex Ferguson.
James will be hoping to take advantage of certain issues at United at the moment and press ahead with claims for a spot in the first XI after hearing Solskjaer’s comments.
This is so refreshing to see and read, and I really do hope James gets his chance with United.
Too many young players move to the Premier League and fall by the wayside, and James does not want to be one of these players.
He will be a success given time at Old Trafford, and it’s great to see one of Englands biggest clubs giving young talent a chance.