What Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Said About Daniel James Transfer Rumours

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has addressed the speculation linking Daniel James with a move to Manchester United.

Multiple sources have indicated that the Swansea City winger is all set to become the first arrival under Solskjaer, as the Red Devils are on the verge of sealing a £15m deal for the 21-year-old.

While largely unknown to the footballing world, James is a talent full of promise, pace, and trickery. If signed, the Wales international could very well end up being a mainstay in the Manchester United lineup for at least a decade.

Solskjaer was specifically asked about the youngster’s potential arrival during his pre-match press conference ahead of the final game of the season – a Premier League encounter against Cardiff City.

“I don’t know how many names have been mentioned, there are players I have barely seen who it says we are going to sign,” responded Solskjaer.


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“The earlier you can do the transfers, the better it is. I can’t comment on every single individual. I don’t like when others talk about my players, I won’t talk about others.”

The 46-year-old then spoke in detail about the type of players he will be recruiting, as he added: “This summer will also be about players that can last here for many years. It’s not just about ready-made players. We’ve never been a ready-made club.

“[Cristiano] Ronaldo was never ready-made, Wayne Rooney was never ready-made. Loads of the players that come here and really developed into the top superstars that they have become.

“That’s always going to be the model – that we will develop players because I’ve got the best staff, the best environment. And the best supporters because they love players that excite them, that get them off their seats and we hope to get some of them in.”