Man Utd signing Daniel James: I wanted loan exit from Swansea

James's transfer to Manchester United completes remarkable rise

James's transfer to Manchester United completes remarkable rise

Manchester United have completed a £17million deal to sign Wales winger Daniel James from Swansea.

"This is an incredibly proud moment for me and my family".

Nemanja Matic says Manchester United must return "focused" and hungry for trophies next year as they bid to put last season behind them.

Swansea academy graduate James scored five goals in 38 appearances during a breakthrough 2018-19 season. The Premier League is the best league in the world and Manchester United is the ideal place for me to continue to develop as a player. The Premier League is the best league in the world and Manchester United is the ideal place for me to continue to develop as a player.

James is United's first signing of the current transfer window, but the Red Devils remain linked with a host of names.

James told manutd.com: "Last season I didn't think I was going to get much first-team football.

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

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

The Welshman claims Manchester United is "the flawless place" for him to develop.

Swansea were desperate to keep hold of the 21-year-old but James had just one year left on his contract so they had to cash-in or risk losing the pacey winger for nothing in 12 months time. "This is the flawless environment for Daniel to continue his development".

Italian manager Marco Rossi, who is now the head coach of Hungarian football team, recently praised James and compared his pace to Usain Bolt. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

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