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Done Deal: Manchester United announce agreement to sign Daniel James

Manchester United have announced that they have reached a deal to sign Daniel James from Swansea City.

James will become the first signing of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era, as the Premier League side prepare for huge overhaul this summer following a dismal season which saw them finish in sixth, with the Norwegian keen to add young British talent to his ranks.

It is thought that Manchester United have agreed a deal worth £18 million for the pacey 21-year-old, with £15m being paid up front and a further £3m being payable in add-ons.

The Welsh winger travelled to United’s Carrington training ground yesterday to conduct his medical, before rejoining his international teammates for their flight to Croatia for the second game of their European Championship qualifying campaign against the World Cup finalists.

However, while a deal is not totally complete, United have announced that they have agreed a deal, in principle, with both the player and his current club, with the transfer expected to be formally completed in the coming days.

“Manchester United is delighted to announce that it has agreed, in principle, terms with both Swansea City and Daniel James for his transfer to the club,” a statement on the club website reads.

“Daniel has successfully completed a medical at the Aon Training Complex.

“Further details will be communicated once the international transfer window opens next week.”

It has been claimed that James will earn £67,000-a-week.

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