Manchester United unveil Welsh winger Daniel James as first signing of the summer following £17m move from Swansea (Photos)


Manchester United have unveiled Daniel James as their first signing of the summer after completing a £17million deal to sign the Wales winger from Swansea.

The 21-year-old agreed to a five-year contract worth £67,000-a-week at Old Trafford with the option to extend it by another year.

‘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 last year.

‘The Premier League is the best league in the world and Manchester United is the perfect place for me to continue to develop as a player.

‘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.

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

Speaking on his first signing of the summer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: ‘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.

‘We are delighted he has signed with our club and we are all looking forward to working with him. This is the perfect environment for Daniel to continue his development.’