In the latest football news to come out of Britain, Hull City Football Club will reportedly receive a hefty cash windfall from star player Daniel James’ imminent move over to Manchester United. James will be taking the plunge after the Tigers bought the rights to the talented Welsh winger through their proprietary academy earlier in his young career.
Manchester United have made James’ signing a huge priority in 2019, especially as the club’s rebuilding process kicks off under the careful management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. A whopping transfer fee of £15 million has so far been agreed upon for the services of the Swansea City winger, and the Hull Daily Mail has also reported that the FC will receive around £750,000 of that consideration due to the 5% entitlement fee placed on future sales by the Tigers.
About Daniel Owen James
Daniel Owen James left Swansea City for Hull City when he was just 16 years old, searching for more favorable tides in which he could express the full magnitude of his talents. He came of age as a 21 year old during the last season under the tutorship of Graham Potter. James made his professional debut for Swansea in February of 2018, and made his senior Wales debut later that year in November, having previously represented the country at a number of pro youth levels.
In his 33 total appearances in the Championship, he scored an impressive four goals and seven assists, some while he was still studying at South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College in Wales. Naturally, this was enough to persuade iconic football club Manchester United to make their move and snatch up the 1,7m tall, 76kg player this summer.
Hull’s Fate Rests in Summer Transfer Window
Of course, things could have turned out quite differently for James, considering that he was on the edge of a move to Leeds United at the start of this year. The Whites seemed hellbent on signing the player to transfer by deadline day, but the Swans made a snap decision to renege on the deal at the last minute, leaving the Yorkshire club livid in their wake.
Ultimately, however, this is a satisfactory amount of money indeed for Hull City to be receiving from the transfer of James’ contract over to Manchester United. £750,000 is no small sum by any means (even to an online bingo NZ winner!), although it would certainly have been difficult for the team to watch their young star player depart from their ranks at just 16 years of age.
However, with the winger now thriving and making the most of the amazing career ahead of him, the cash heading their way will certainly be a boost for Hull City. How it will help them out during this summer’s transfer window is still to be seen, but if they invest it wisely in the right players, they might create one of their most competitive rosters yet. For now, it is safe to say that only time will tell.