Manchester United are in for what is arguably their most important transfer window in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. In order for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to fully succeed at Old Trafford, it is paramount that the right set of players are purchased and nurtured.
However, their lack of Champions League football coupled with the decline in brand value after years of failures all translates into a market that may not be eager to join United.
Even the normal bet of attaining young talents with financial incentives may be a hard one with the side’s present status. Despite that, a transfer saga that has sprung up in the recent weeks may now be on the verge of completion.
Sky Sports reports that Daniel James has agreed to personal terms with Manchester United. The source reports that a £15 million fee is being negotiated between United and Swansea and that the two clubs are yet to agree on a complete deal, contrary to other claims.
On the other end, MEN cite Swansea to claim that no contact has been made by United. The source instead quotes a contact close to their former gaffer Graham Potter to have revealed that 21-year-old James has indeed agreed to personal terms with the Red Devils as well as other details.
This saga emerged quite recently and although Solskjaer declined to comment on the Welsh international, it is likely that it was a gesture of goodwill on the part of the Norwegian who added that he didn’t like it when other managers spoke about any of his players and that he was simply doing the same.
The general consensus on the situation appears to be that Swansea will be presented with an offer shortly. If the player himself has agreed to join the Premier League giants, then there is little that the Welsh-based side may be able to do.