Manchester United have officially completed the signing of Daniel James from Swansea City for a fee of £15 million.
The Welshman becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first recruit at the club, and he will be expected to compete for a starting spot on the wings from the start of next season.
The Norwegian gaffer aimed to alter the Red Devils’ entire transfer policy, and focus on bringing in hungry young talents instead of established superstars with inflated wage demands.
And now, with the arrival of the 21-year-old, the Mancunians have taken the first step towards building a young and exciting team that matches Solskjaer’s philosophy.
Upon the completion of this transfer, Solskjaer described James as “an exciting young winger with lots of skills, vision, exceptional pace and a good work ethic”.
An accurate assessment, and incredibly, all these qualities can be seen in a single clip that showcases the incredible goal James scored for Swansea City in an FA Cup clash against Brentford last season.
As evident from this goal, James is precisely the sort of player that the current Manchester United side needs.
His pace and energy will be a key attribute in improving Solskjaer’s lineup, and helping the Red Devils become a force in English football once again.