Cristiano Ronaldo has been the main talking point over the weekend but as the clock winds down on yet another transfer window, it looks like Manchester United’s Daniel James is closing in on a move to Leeds United.
The 23-year-old joined Manchester United in 2019 and has often been a vital cog in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s machinery, despite several big-money signings being made since his arrival from Swansea.
James has started two of United’s first three league games but amid the news of Ronaldo’s return to the club, Solskjaer refused to rule out the possibility of the Welshman leaving before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.
Understand talks are progressing between Man United and Leeds over fee for James, which could be initial £20m with significant add-ons
— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) August 30, 2021
Now, it’s being reported that talks between Manchester United and Leeds are ‘progressing’ over a permanent deal for James. That’s according to The Guardian journalist Ed Aarons, who claims that a potential deal could see United bank an initial £20m plus ‘significant’ add-ons.
Should James leave the club, he would become the first senior player to depart on a permanent deal this summer. Axel Tuanzebe, Andreas Pereira, and Brandon Williams have all exited on loan.
Furthermore, journalist and transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano also provided an update. Romano echoes Aarons’ claims and suggests that the deal is a ‘work in progress’.