Manchester United have agreed a £15m deal to sign Swansea City winger Daniel James with the Welshman set to become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing since taking over at the Old Trafford.
The 21-year-old has been tipped to make the move to Old Trafford over the past couple of weeks and now appears to be close to completing the switch.
According to Sky Sports, James has already agreed personal terms with the club.
Following a poor end to the season which saw the attitude of a number of established players questioned, Solskjaer has set his sights on securing hungry young players for next season. James fits the bill having exploded onto the scene for Swansea in the Championship this season, scoring four goals and providing seven assists in 33 league appearances.
Although the Welsh international has predominantly played in a wide left role for the Swans, the Daily Mail reports that he has been earmarked to start on the right for Solskjaer’s side. United are also reported to have beaten competition from Everton, Newcastle United and Brighton – now managed by James’ former manager at Swansea Graham Potter – to his signature.
James’ imminent arrival could have implications for existing members of Solskjaer’s squad with Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial both having been linked with moves away from the club this summer. Solskjaer reportedly wants as many as six new faces through the door ahead of next season and has been linked with a whole host of players as he bids to transform United’s fortunes.
As well as James, United have also been linked with other wingers such as Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.