Various reports have been doing the rounds in the last 24 hours that Manchester United are close to securing a £15m move for Swansea City’s star winger Daniel James. However, latest reports from the Express conveys that James’ camp has not been contacted by Manchester United yet and the Red Devils have not registered an interest in him as of now.
Recently Solskjær was asked about the possible transfer of James who could be his first signing since he took over at Manchester United. The manager said, ”I can’t comment on every single individual. There are many players, as I’ve said it before I don’t like it when other managers talk about my players and I wouldn’t talk about any others even if I was or wasn’t interested.”
Ole didn’t give any indication of a possible transfer. Quite a few clubs have been linked with the Wales international after he came close to signing for Leeds United in the January transfer window. The move fell down in the 11th hour as Swansea pulled the plug on the transfer in the last few minutes before the window closed.
However, Swansea would be glad that the move didn’t go through as James has gone from strength to strength since then and the Swans can easily get more than what Leeds United were offering for him in the winter transfer period.
Why is the upcoming transfer window important for Ole?
Manchester United are going to have one of the most critical transfer window in their recent history. The club has underperformed for quite some time now, and they don’t even have a manager to blame now for poor results.
It is time for the Red Devils to target shrewd signings as quite a few big-name players have flopped at Old Trafford in the last few years. Angel Di Maria, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Radamel Falcao, Alexis Sanchez, Fred, Marcos Rojo etc. all came in with a big reputation, but none of them delivered the results. They need players who are hungry and would give everything for the badge instead of just loading up their coffers with opulent wages.
Is James worth having at Old Trafford?
James can be a smart signing as he is young and developing into a potential match winner. The 21-year-old usually plays down the left wing, but he can easily play down the right as well. His work rate and pace are his significant assets, and with experience, the winger is going to get better in the final third. The winger has shown that he is capable of performing at the big stage as he gave Manchester City’s defence a run for their money in the FA Cup clash. The Welshman is even seen as a long term replacement for Gareth Bale at the national level.
Recent reports mention that United haven’t made any contact with the player. We feel that United should go all out to sign him in the summer.