Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be on the verge of securing his first signing as Manchester United boss if reports in the media are anything to go by.
Few days back, Sky Sports reported that the Red Devils are close to agreeing a £15m deal to lure Welsh international Daniel James.
Today, London Evening Standard have also claimed that Man Utd are closing in on securing the signing of the Swansea City starlet and the fee could rise to between £15-20million with add-ons. It is further mentioned that Solskjaer is hopeful the signing will be agreed imminently.
The 21-year-old star is naturally a left winger but he can effectively play in multiple attacking positions. James can comfortably maneuver the ball with both feet and he is super fast.
In the recently concluded Championship campaign, the youngster made 28 starts for the Welsh club and directly contributed in 13 goals (4 goals and 9 assists).
As far as United are concerned, Martial is the team’s first choice left winger and flop Alexis Sanchez is there as the backup option. The Chilean international must be offloaded in the summer transfer window.
On the other end, Lingard is the first choice right winger and the second choice is Juan Mata, who I believe is not good enough but could end up agreeing a new deal with the club (The Mail).
So, it is clear that the Old Trafford club lack quality and depth in the wide attacking positions and signing James, who can operate on either flank, would help the team a lot.