Winger Daniel James Joins Manchester United for $19.1 Million Fee

Daniel James with Swansea City in April. Photo by Chris Fairweather/Huw Evans/Shutterstock (10220077j)

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer had made his first signing as the head man at Manchester United, signing Swansea City winger Daniel James for a reported transfer fee of $19.1 million.

The 21-year-old Wales native made his senior team debut with the Championship side in the 2018-19 season, appearing in 38 total games. He impressed in his senior debut, scoring 5 total goals and distributing 10 assists.

Not only did James break out by making his debut with Swansea City in 2018-19, but he also made his debut with the Welsh national team. There, he scored the game-deciding goal in a 1-0 Wales win over Slovakia in Euro 2020 qualifying.

Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solksjaer said of the new Red Devil, “Daniel is an exciting young winger with lots of skills, vision, exceptional pace and a good work ethic.”

He went on to add that he thinks that Manchester United is the perfect place for James to continue developing and advancing as an elite player in the Premier League.

The left-footed winger might not have the opportunity to immediately be a starter for the Red Devils, but his importance should grow for one of England’s top teams as the next few years go on.