Leeds sign Daniel James from Man United

NEWS DIGEST – Daniels James has joined Leeds United from Manchester United, both clubs announced on their website on Tuesday.

“We can confirm that Daniel James has completed a permanent transfer from Manchester United to Leeds United,” a statement on Man United’s website read.

The Wales international had to seek his future elsewhere, with United stating that “the arrival of summer signings Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo means that competition for attacking places will be stiffer than ever in 2021/22.”

The 23-year-old made 74 appearances across all competitions for United, scoring nine goals.

On their website, Leeds stated that James whom they were close to signing in 2019 joined the club for an undisclosed fee.

“Leeds United is delighted to confirm the signing of Daniel James from Manchester United,” the club said.

“The winger was close to joining Leeds during the 2018/19 Championship season and has continued to impress through his hard-working nature and lightning pace.

“The Whites have now secured the Wales international on a five-year contract, which will run until the summer of 2026, for an undisclosed fee.”