According to reports, Swansea chairman Trevor Birch has acknowledged Manchester United’s interest in Daniel James, as he closes in on a summer move.
James was a standout performer for Swansea this season, with four goals and seven assists to his name to help the Swans finish tenth in the Championship table.
James performance for Swansea in the FA Cup were most notable, as he netted a special solo against Brentford in the fifth round before playing a starring role in the club’s narrow quarter-final defeat against eventual champions Manchester City.
According to The Guardian, the Red Devils have identified the 21-year-old as a top priority signing this summer market, as the club’s head-coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims to bring in younger, homegrown talent to help stabilize his squad with William Hill promo code pricing the Red Devils as favourites for the youngster signature.
Man United have been handed a major boost as they continue to chase move for promising talents, with Swansea’s chairman now admitting the midfielder’s departure could be on the cards in the coming weeks.
I can’t see there being many.
If the Dan James thing happens then there might possibly be one or two, I don’t know. But I can’t see a fire sale of players.
If someone comes in with an offer that is sensible and proper player trading then you would have to think about that.
But you can’t give players away. You’ve got to get the right value for them.
We aren’t in a position, and I am pretty well versed in financial positions and football clubs, where we have to sell a player or it is ‘Good Night Vienna’. We can hold out for the right prices.”
According to the Daily Express, Man United are now on the verge of £15 million deal for James and Birch’s latest comments suggests that this particular transfer could be on the cards.
Man United have the financial backing to meet the Swans’ demands for the midfielder and it is difficult to see the Welshman turning down United’s approach for him.
The Red Devils only managed a sixth-place Premier League finish this season and missed out on Champions League qualification as a result, while also missing out in trophy bids across all competitions.
In order for the club to emerge as a major force once again, the Norwegian boss must strengthen the core of his team in the market and signing James would certainly represent a positive first step the club will take ahead of next season.