With less than 48 hours remaining in this summer’s transfer window, Manchester United are set to sanction their first sale of the summer. Daniel James, who has started two of United’s three league games this season, is set to join Leeds United on a permanent deal.
Earlier on Monday, there had been speculation over a move to Leeds, and talks were described as ‘progressing’. Just hours later, it looks like negotiations intensified, culminating in the 23-year-old completing a move to Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Journalist and transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the situation and gave the transfer the ‘Here We Go’ treatment, indicating that the deal is over the line.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 30, 2021
Leeds are set to pay €28m for the winger, with personal terms also believed to have been agreed ‘few minutes ago’. James will undergo his medical at his new club tomorrow morning, with an official announcement pending.
James was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing and the club and has carried himself exemplary since he joined. Although he could have regrets over his two years in Manchester, he will be remembered as a player who always gave it his all.