Daniel James is a Liverpool fan according to Jim White
But the fans may take issue with one part of the deal – that fact that the young Wales star is actually a Liverpool fan.
The rivalry between United and Liverpool is red hot and players have rarely played for both teams.
And with United now desperate for players to fit the club’s ‘DNA’ they seem to have stumbled over a move for a supporter of their rivals.
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Sky Sport and talkSPORT host Jim White delivered the news this week and he believed it meant Liverpool were leading the race for his signature.
“Swansea City have got this lad Daniel James, very impressive youngster,” White said.
“He’s rated at about £10million plus add-ons.
“It’s my understanding this morning five of the top six, all apart from Manchester City, have enquired about Daniel James at Swansea.
Daniel James is on the verge of joining Manchester United
“He was actually recommended to Manchester United by Ryan Giggs.
“He’s a kid but he’s got a pedigree already.
“But he’s a big Liverpool fan and I wonder, are we going to see this kid Daniel James heading towards Liverpool?
“So if the news wasn’t great for Liverpool, it might even get better very soon.”
However he now appears to be signing for United in their first deal of the January window.
Last night Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claimed United had to be clever with their summer business.
Daniel James has impressed for Swansea this season
He said: “It’s a great challenge, but it’s a great responsibility as well, because this club is huge and the media and everyone’s criticising us as soon as they’ve got a chance.
“We’ve just got to stick together, know that we’ve been through tough and difficult periods before.
“We will come through it again as a team. We’ve got to do it together.
“We’ve got to recruit smart, we’ve got to keep blooding the youngsters and we’ll be fine.
“I love young players who want to improve and have no fear whatsoever and I’ve looked at the Reserves and Under-18s this year and of course there are talents there that will stay at this club for so many years.
“You’ve got Rashy [Marcus Rashford], Jesse [Lingard] now, Scott [McTominay], you don’t think about Paul [Pogba] as an academy product, but he was here when he was 16, so I’m sure we’ll carry on that tradition.
“And it’s nice to give them the opportunity to show what they can do, because if you don’t give them the chance how can they prove it? So, there’ll be chances.”