SWANSEA youngster Daniel James’s dream move to Man Utd has been delayed by personal tragedy.
The 21-year-old winger had agreed personal terms to join the Red Devils for £15m this week.
But late on Wednesday, it was revealed the talented youngster’s dad had passed away aged just 60.
Manchester United have said they will give James and his family enough time and space to grieve before they complete the transfer.
James’s move was due to be finished this week, but he has been told to take as much time as he needs.
The Wales international’s dad had been ill, but his sudden death is reported to have shocked the family to its core.
He has previously spoken of his immense pride about his family’s support and influence in the early stages of his career.
His dad watched last November when James made his international debut for Wales against Albania.
Earlier this month, Man Utd emerged as frontrunners to sign the pacy winger, born in Beverley, East Riding.
An agreement is now in place between Swansea and the Old Trafford side as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to rebuild his squad for the future, Sportsmail reports.
“James is incredibly fast, it is not easy”
James has caught the eye of a number of Premier League sides after a breakthrough season at the Liberty Stadium.
In 38 appearances for the Swans, he racked up five goals and 10 assists.
He impressed in an FA Cup tie against Man City earlier this year as the Swans gave the eventual winners a scare.
City boss Pep Guardiola was full of praise for Swansea’s young winger after his team had to come from 2-0 to beat the Championship side 3-2.
Speaking about the starlet, Pep said: “James is incredibly fast, it is not easy.”
James has also broken into Ryan Giggs’ Welsh squad, scoring his first international goal in their 1-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Slovakia earlier this year.
Capable of playing on either wing or through the middle, he is believed to have been earmarked for a rightwing role.
James joined local side Hull City’s books in 2006 before his impressive prospects in the Tigers’ academy led to a £72k transfer to Swansea City in 2014.