Man Utd confirm Solskjaer's first signing as Daniel James completes £15m switch from Swansea

MANCHESTER UNITED have announced the signing Daniel James from Swansea City in principle.

The 21-year-old successfully completed his medical at Carrington on Thursday.

A statement on the club website wrote: "Manchester United is delighted to announce that it has agreed, in principle, terms with both Swansea City and Daniel James for his transfer to the club.

"Daniel has successfully completed a medical at the Aon Training Complex.

"Further details will be communicated once the international transfer window opens next week."

James has signed on a deal worth an expected £15million – and the winger has reportedly signed a contract worth  SIXTEEN times his salary in South Wales.

There are reports he has signed a deal worth up to £67,000-a-week, a huge increase from the £4,000-a-week he was earning at the Liberty Stadium.

James was given permission to leave the Wales camp by United legend Ryan Giggs on Thursday to complete his medical.

He flew back to meet up with the squad on Thursday night ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifier with Croatia on Saturday night.


Speaking ahead of the deal being announced, Giggs said: "If it happens, United are getting an exciting player that I know that fans will get behind and enjoy watching him.

"It's fantastic for everyone, for Dan, for Manchester United and a good deal for Swansea City as well.

"I would say enjoy it, it's the biggest club in the world so enjoy the challenge.

"He's potentially going there because of what he's done over the last year or so, especially the last six months.

"Be yourself, don’t be anyone else."

James was also given permission to skip a Wales training camp to Portugal to grieve the sudden death of his father, Kevan.

Giggs added: "Obviously after the terrible news we had to be flexible and everything was on the table.

"I spoke to him numerous times over the last 10 days or so.

"He didn't come to Portugal but met up with us to train in Wrexham.

"He went home on Thursday but he's fine, he's in a good place.

"He's assured me that he's ready to play but we'll have to see how we go.

"He's a level-headed lad but I agree, a lot has gone on over the last 10 days.

"But he's been fine around the group so we'll just have to see whether he starts but football-wise he's trained well and I'm really happy."

James scored five goals and added eight assists for Swansea last season – he also has two Wales caps, scoring an important winner against Slovakia in Euro 2020 qualification.

The James signing is the first transfer of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign as manager.

Manchester United are expected to have a summer overhaul with a number of players arriving and leaving after a poor season saw them finish sixth.

Nearly a dozen players continue to be linked with a move to Old Trafford, while ageing and under-performing stars, such as Alexis Sanchez, could be sold.

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