Manchester United finally sealed their first signing of the summer by hiring the services of Welsh international Daniel James (MUFC).
If reports in the media are anything to go by then Man Utd agreed deals worth £35million (fee plus personal terms) to secure the capture of the 21-year-old winger from Swansea City.
According to The Independent, the Red Devils have completed the signing for a fee worth £18million. On the other hand, James has agreed terms worth £17million after signing a five year deal that will make him earn £67,000-a-week (The Mail).
Daniel James was impressive for Swansea City in the last campaign and he won the award for the ‘Best Newcomer’. The youngster featured in 33 league appearances for the Welsh club, scored 4 goals and also provided 9 assists.
Italian manager Marco Rossi, who is currently the head coach of Hungarian football team, recently praised James and compared his pace to Usain Bolt. Rossi said (via Mirror Sport),
“James’ speed reminds of Usain Bolt – to be so fast like him is really incredible”
The Welsh winger mainly plays on the left flank and at the moment, our first choice left winger is Anthony Martial, who netted 12 Premier League goals in the last campaign.
Our second choice left winger is Alexis Sanchez, who was a superstar at the Emirates with Arsenal but at Old Trafford, he has been extremely poor and should be sold as soon as possible.
James can effectively play on the right flank as well and at times, Swansea even used him in the center forward role last season. It will be intriguing to see how Solskjaer will utilize him. Praising the youngster, the Norwegian boss said (MUFC):
“Daniel is an exciting young winger with lots of skills, vision, exceptional pace and a good work ethic. He had a great season with Swansea City and has all the attributes needed to become a Manchester United player”