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Swansea have Ronaldo to thank for transfer deadline day cash injection

The Championship side are set for a financial boost as part of a knock-on effect following the Portuguese superstar’s big-money return to Manchester United

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United is having a ripple effect.

The Portuguese superstar completed his dream move back to Old Trafford today after the news first broke last Friday.

Ronaldo returns to the Red Devils on a two-year contract, with the option to extend for a further year, after leaving Italian club Juventus.

It completes a fairytale return for the 36-year-old whose first spell at United lasted six years, from 2003 to 2009.

Ronaldo’s move to United has further swelled their attacking options and as such, it has allowed fringe players like Daniel James to move on to pastures new.



Daniel James is poised to leave Manchester United




James was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing as United manager back in June 2019.

But he has found his options limited and now is on the cusp of a move to fellow top flight side Leeds United.

James famously saw a move to Leeds break down in 2019, with footage captured on the Whites’ documentary ‘Take Us Home’.

He would go on to move to Man United instead and has made 74 appearances. He started their 5-1 win over Leeds on the opening day of the new season but is now poised to sign up with Marcelo Bielsa’s side.



James has been a long-term target for Leeds




Reports suggest Leeds could fork out a club record £30million for James.

The knock-on effect of that is that Swansea City, the club where James graduated before his Old Trafford move, inserted a sell-on fee clause into the £15m deal that took him to Manchester.

It means as much as a seven-figure windfall could be heading their way, the exact figure dependant on how much Leeds pay out for the 23-year-old.

Meanwhile, Swansea are also set to cash in on two of their players on what could prove to be a busy deadline day at the Welsh club.







Striker Jamal Lowe is putting the finishing touches to a move to Championship rivals Bournemouth.

A fee of around £1.5million is believed to have been agreed. Lowe, 27, scored 14 times for the Swans last season as they reached the play-off final, losing to Brentford.

Meanwhile, defender Connor Roberts is also heading for the exit door at the Swansea.com Stadium. He is poised to tie up a move to Premier League side Burnley.

He is yet to feature for Swansea this season but returned to training last week.

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