Manchester United confirm signing of Daniel James

Paola Ditto
Giugno 13, 2019

Manchester United unveil new signing Daniel James at Aon Training Complex on June 12, 2019 in Manchester, England.

After news that the clubs had agreed terms three weeks ago, United confirmed today that James has signed a five-year deal, subject to global clearance.

James' arrival marks manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first signing as part of his squad overhaul in the close-season following a disappointing sixth-placed finish in the Premier League, 32 points behind champions Manchester City.

Upon the confirmation of this transfer, the Norwegian gaffer had encouraging words to say about the pacey wide-man.

'This is one of the best days of my life and a challenge I am really looking forward to, ' said James who only made his professional debut for Swansea in February previous year.

United confirmed the signing of James on Wednesday, the winger signing a five-year contract with the option to extend for a further year. I think every kid grows up wanting to play for Manchester United. But this hasn't put a damper on the mood of the 21-year-old.

"This is an incredibly proud moment for me and my family; however, it is tinged with sadness that my father isn't able to share this experience with us", the player added.

The young player stated that his transfer to United was a dream came true saying on the club website that "every kid grows up wanting to play for Manchester United".

"I am looking forward to working with Ole, meeting the team and getting started, " James said.

The 2018-19 campaign did deliver five goals, 10 assists and an worldwide debut, but he admits the last few months have been something of a whirlwind. "This is the ideal environment for Daniel to continue his development".

The transfer has now been formalised with the global transfer window having officially opened on June 11 and the 21-year-old becomes United's first signing of the summer.

"He is a level-headed lad who has huge ability and I am sure he wants to show it at the highest level he can".

"I am confident he can do that".

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