Man Utd 'agree £15m fee' with Swansea for Daniel James transfer this summer

By Mirror: Tuesday, May 21st 2019 at 14:57 GMT +3 | Football
Swansea City and Wales attacker Daniel James [Courtesy]

Manchester United have agreed a £15million fee for Daniel James, according to reports.

The Swansea winger, 21, has enjoyed a breakthrough season with Swansea in the Championship.

United made their interest known in James earlier this year but they had looked to face competition from Brighton after manager Graham Potter swapped south Wales for the south coast.

But United appear to have won the race with reports suggesting a £15m deal has been agreed in principle between the two clubs.

Personal terms between James and United are set to follow in the next few days.

The Daily Mail report that United have won the race as they could offer the most attractive transfer fee and wages.

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Everton and Newcastle are also said to have been interested.

Wales legend John Hartson, 44, says that he has not doubt James would be a success with United:

He said: “In recent years, Swansea have sold a complete team.

“Influential players like ­Lukasz Fabianski, Federico ­Fernandez, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wilfried Bony have all gone.

“If they are offered in excess of £20million for Daniel, then it’s difficult to turn down.

“It would also be hard to deny the boy the ­opportunity of playing for a ­Manchester United.

“He was very close to going to Leeds on the final day of the January transfer ­window for £10m.

“But I believe Swansea pulled the plug on the deal at the last minute because they thought, at that price, it was a steal.

“The transfer was almost over the line. I believe his parents were at Elland Road with the lad, but Swansea then told Leeds the deal was off.

“It wasn’t very nice for Daniel because he had probably pinned his hopes on joining Leeds, who then looked like they were on their way to the Premier League.

“The way things have developed could be better for both ­Swansea and the player.

“From the club’s point of view, the transfer fee will at least be doubled – while Daniel could join one of the ­Premier League’s top clubs.

“He is a special ­talent and very, very quick. He runs with the ball, can beat a man and can finish – I watched him score for Wales in only his second game, the winning goal against Slovakia.

“Ryan Giggs, the Wales ­manager, obviously believes in him. That was ­fantastic for his confidence.”

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