Manchester United star joins Premier League rival after Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival

Manchester United star joins Premier League rival after Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival

  • Daniel James has sealed a five-year move from Man United to Leeds United on transfer deadline day
  • The winger joined Manchester United in 2019 from Swansea and made a total of 74 appearances
  • James became Leeds’s eighth summer signing and has been assigned number 20 jersey at Elland Road

Daniel James has joined Leeds United on a permanent transfer from Manchester United on transfer deadline day.

The 23-year-old underwent medical at the Elland Road Stadium on Tuesday, August 31 before joining the rest of the Wales squad for the international break.

He signs for Marcelo Bielsa’s side from Manchester United for a fee believed to be £25 million, two years after he played for the side on loan from the Red Devils.

Daniel James.
Daniel James has completed a deadline day move to Leeds United. Photo: Leeds.
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The Peacocks have been keeping tabs on the winger since his Swansea days, and they were on the verge of signing him in 2019, but the deal collapsed at the last minute and James went on to join Manchester United instead.

What Daniel James said after joining Leeds United

In his first interview as a Leeds United player, James expressed delight to Sky Sports at joining the Elland Road club, saying:

"For me and my football career this is completely the right decision."
"I had an unbelievable time [at Manchester United]. I made great friends, the staff and fans were amazing to me. It is my time to move on career-wise. I am just looking forward to it,” he went on.

The Wales winger featured in two of Manchester United’s opening three league games, including the hard-fought 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, August 29.

In total, he made 74 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring seven goals.

Ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford, James was facing an uncertain future, especially because of the influx of players in attacking positions in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.

He becomes Leeds’s eighth signing of the summer transfer window and will wear the number 20 shirt.

Cristiano Ronaldo completes return to Man United earlier reported that Premier League club Manchester United have completed the signing of Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo from Italian side Juventus.

The English club announced on their website that Ronaldo’s deal has been completed as the 36-year-old is now set for a second spell at the Old Trafford club.

United confirmed the £21million transfer on a two-year contract with an option to extend for a further year, subject to international clearance.

Source: Sports Brief News