Leeds sign Man United's Dan James for £25m
Leeds United have signed Daniel James from Manchester United for £25million on a five-year contract.
James who joined United from Swansea in 2019 was "close to joining Leeds during the 2018/19 Championship season," the club recalled on Tuesday.
Having "continued to impress through his hard-working nature and lightning pace, the Whites have now secured the Wales international's contract until the summer of 2026."
The 23-year-old "becomes Leeds’ eighth signing of the summer transfer window and will join Marcelo and the team following the international break, ahead of our home clash against Liverpool where he will be met by a sold-out crowd at Elland Road. He has chosen to wear the number 20 shirt during his time with the club."
Victor Orta, Director of Football at Leeds United, has been a huge fan of the player over recent years and is looking forward to the impact he will have on the team for the 2021/22 campaign.
He said: “‘I have to say a huge thank you to my team firstly – the football department have been monitoring Daniel for a number of years and every member of my team has worked hard to get this deal over the line. It is no secret that Daniel is a player we have been keen to acquire for a number of years and today we achieved our goal.
“As a player we feel Daniel is an excellent fit for a Marcelo Bielsa team, he is quick, direct and works hard – we look forward to him joining up with the squad, finally!”