Daniel James has completed a £30million move to Leeds from Manchester United on deadline day.
The Wales international was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first permanent signing as United manager but is now set to leave the club after two years amid a fret of limited playing time.
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James, 23, was earmarked for a first-team role this season but reconsidered his future following last week’s shock return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford. Leeds have held a long-standing interest in the player and a medical and personal terms have been agreed at Elland Road this (Tuesday) morning.
The former Swansea forward had started for United twice in the Premier League already this season but was faced with the prospect of a back-up role had he stayed at the club.
Leeds have broken their club-record for the Welshman and look set to pay £25million up front, with some add-ons.
The Yorkshire side infamously almost signed James on deadline day in January 2019 before United nabbed the Welshman for £15m from Swansea that summer.
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Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is a long-term admirer of the pacey forward and the player will link up with his new club after international duty with Wales.
James made his final United appearance in the weekend win over Wolves. He leaves the club having scored nine goals and notched nine assists in 74 appearances.
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