Leeds Get James At Last

Last updated : 31 August 2021 By Kevin Markey

Leeds have signed winger Daniel James from Manchester United for a reported fee of £25m.

James agreed a five-year contract with Leeds as the 23-year-old moves to Elland Road two years after the club's bid to sign him from his former club Swansea collapsed at the last minute.

"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," Leeds director of football Victor Orta said.

"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!"

James is Leeds' third major summer signing after Jack Harrison's extended loan deal from Manchester City was made permanent and the arrival of Barcelona left-back Junior Firpo

He scored nine goals in 74 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions.

James started in all four of Wales' Euro 2020 matches and will now join up with the squad in Finland for Wednesday's friendly, ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia.