Official: Utd confirm star's R503m exit

English Premier League

Manchester United have officially confirmed the departure of Wales winger Daniel James. 

The Red Devils have announced that James has left the club to join old rivals Leeds United for a reported fee of £25 million (R503 million). 

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James reportedly completed a medical earlier today, and will now travel to Finland to link up with the Wales national team ahead of their international friendly and 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in September.  

"We can confirm that Daniel James has completed a permanent transfer from Manchester United to Leeds United," a statement on the Red Devils' official website read.

"The Wales international became a Red during the summer of 2019 and he made an instant impact at Old Trafford, by memorably scoring on his debut against Premier League rivals Chelsea in front of a jubilant Stretford End. 

"A talented, hard-working and popular member of the squad, James went on to make 74 appearances across all competitions for the club. The 23-year-old also scored nine goals in total, including one against his new club Leeds in 2019/20.

"... Everybody at Manchester United wants to thank Daniel for his excellent contribution during his two years as a Red.

"Be it as a starter, substitute or squad member, he always gave 100 per cent and he leaves with our very best wishes for the future.

"Good luck, Jamo."

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