Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has completed the first signing of his Manchester United reign, bringing in Wales international Daniel James from Swansea City.

James has signed a five-year deal with the Old Trafford club, with an option of an additional 12 months.

The transfer fee is believed to be in the region of £15m, and could potentially rise to £22m based on performance.

“Daniel is an exciting young winger with lots of skills, vision, exceptional pace and a good work ethic, he had a great season with Swansea City and has all the attributes needed to become a Manchester United player.

“We are delighted he has signed with our club and we are all looking forward to working with him. This is the perfect environment for Daniel to continue his development,” Solskjaer said.

James added: “This is one of the best days of my life and a challenge I am really looking forward to. The Premier League is the best league in the world and Manchester United is the perfect place for me to continue to develop as a player.

Manchester United Sign Daniel James For £15m

“This is an incredibly proud moment for me and my family, however, it is tinged with sadness that my father isn’t able to share this experience with us. I am looking forward to working with Ole, meeting the team and getting started.”

James almost moved to United’s bitter rivals Leeds in January, before Swansea backed out of the deal at the 11th hour. Leeds had hoped to restart transfer talks in this transfer window, but they were beaten to James signature by a determined Solskjaer.

James scored five goals in 37 matches for Swansea in the 2018/19 season, as the Welsh side finished 10th in the Championship, the league below the Premier League.

Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs gave James his first cap for Wales against Albania last season.

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