How much did Man Utd pay for Daniel James? Leeds United agree £25m transfer fee for Manchester United winger

The Welsh wide man looks to be on his way to Elland Road

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Leeds United finally got their man after agreeing a deal worth around £25 million for Manchester United winger Dan James.

The Whites came agonisingly close to signing the 23-year-old back in 2019 while he was a Swansea City player, but saw their attempted swoop for the pacy Welshman thwarted at the eleventh hour.

Instead, James left the Swans for the bright lights of Old Trafford a few months later, but has been deemed surplus to requirements after the Reds moved to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester over the weekend.

Leeds have capitalised on Ronaldo’s arrival with a deal of their own, but will Man United be making a profit on James?

We’ve gathered all the information you need to know below…

How much did Man United pay for Daniel James?

When Manchester United moved to bring James to Old Trafford back in 2019, there were a few eyebrows raised.

After all, it’s not every day that a club of the Reds' stature opt to sign a player from the Championship.

The Welshman brought with him a burgeoning reputation, however, and that was soundly reflected in the £16 million transfer fee that they forked out to secure his services.

How many goals did Dan James score for Man United?

Over the course of his two-year stint at Old Trafford, James featured 74 times across all competitions for Man United.

His spell with the Reds started at an electric pace too, with three goals in his first four Premier League matches.

Since then, however, his effectiveness in front of goal has dried up a little, with just six strikes in his next 70 outings.

As well as those nine goals, James has assisted a further nine for the Reds.

When does the transfer window close?

Due to the havoc that the Coronavirus pandemic played last year, the 2020 transfer deadline was pushed back to October 5th, giving clubs longer to complete deals.

Things have returned to normal this time around, however, and the window will close at 11pm BST on August 31st.

That date could vary from country to country, with some markets potentially open for longer.

In that scenario, it would still be possible for players to leave English clubs, but those sides would not be able to bring in replacements.