Daniel James Completes Permanent Move to Leeds United
Manchester United winger, Daniel James moves on a permanent deal to Leeds United two years after he almost joined the club before moving to Manchester United.
Leeds United have signed the Wales International winger, Daniel James on a permanent deal from Manchester United for £25 million. The lad underwent medical on Tuesday ahead of flying out to Finland with the rest of the Wales squad for an international friendly.
The 23-year-old started two of United’s first three Premier League matches of the season including Sunday’s 1-0 win at Wolverhampton.
However, the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to the Old Trafford pushed James down the pecking order with Leeds stepping in to buy the forward who almost joined them in 2019 before he signed for Manchester United.
James, is to wear the No.20 shirt at Leeds. On his move, he said, “It feels great to be here. Just glad everything is over the line now and just excited to move forward”.
“It has been a bit of a whirlwind for me, bit of a crazy time. But as I said, I’m grateful for the club still being interested in me and still believing in me from that time, two and a half years ago”.
“I’m happy to be here now. I can’t wait to play in front of these fans. I think there has always been interest in me from Leeds since I nearly signed from Swansea. I think as you said, there wasn’t much going on in this window. It kind of happened in the last day or two. It happened very quickly. But I’ve got my head around it and this is where I want to be moving forward”.
“It feels brilliant to be here. Last time I had signed everything but obviously, it fell through at the last minute. Everything I’ve done today feels like dejavu. It feels like yesterday. In football teams, everything moves so quick”.
“I’m delighted that everything is over the line now and obviously I’ve got an international now, and then I’m looking forward o getting back and playing that first game back against Liverpool”.