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James Joins Leeds United From Manchester United

James Joins Leeds United From Manchester United

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Leeds have signed Welsh international Daniel James from Manchester United on a signed a five-year contract.

United confirmed James’ move to Leeds on their official website on Tuesday.

The transfer fee for the diminutive winger is believed to be £25m.

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The 23-year-old Wales winger has
Leeds have kept a close eye on James ever since his move to Elland Road from Swansea collapsed in January 2019, with him moving to Old Trafford that summer.

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“For me and my football career this is completely the right decision,” the 23-year-old told Sky Sports.

“I had an unbelievable time [at Manchester United]. I made great friends, the staff and fans were amazing to me. It is my time to move on career wise. I am just looking forward to it.

“I am a different player. I had maybe only played half a season the last time I nearly signed here. I have games under my belt at the top level and feel I can add something here.”

James scored nine goals in 74 appearances for the Red Devils, the last of which was in Sunday’s 1-0 win at Wolves.

He was facing an uncertain future at Manchester United, with fellow forward Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the club that he left in 2009.

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He has 24 caps for Wales and is part of their squad that will play Finland in an international friendly on Wednesday before a World Cup qualifier double-header against Belarus and Estonia.

James becomes Leeds’ eighth signing of the summer transfer window and will wear the number 20 shirt.

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