Ryan Giggs has advised his countrymen Daniel James about how to handle the pressure of playing for a big club like Manchester United.
James is reported to have agreed personal terms with the Red Devils for a £15million deal from Swansea becoming United’s first summer signing.
He scored four goals and provided nine assists in 33 appearances for Swansea this season catching the eye of some of the biggest clubs in the land.
And, his National team coach Ryan Giggs has a few pieces of advice for the youngster before he makes the switch.
“I’ve had all my mates asking me, ‘what’s he like?’ We’ll have to wait and see as it (joining United) is not done yet,” Giggs said.
“If you go to United or any big club there is pressure on you-you see that with the likes of Aaron (Ramsey), Ben (Davies) and Gareth (Bale).
“When you meet up internationally then you’re used to that pressure and there are so many benefits to playing at a higher level.
“As a manager you want all your players to be playing to a higher level as they can and their ability deserves.”
United’s not so glorious rivals Leeds United had almost signed James back in January only for the deal to fall apart at the last moment.
Giggs further went to illustrate as to what implications that failed transfer could have on James’ mind.
“The Leeds thing could have gone the other way,” Giggs continued.
“It could have sidetracked the rest of the season, but he was good before Christmas and then kicked on another level after that.
“I was at the Swansea-Stoke game and it was as good a wing performance as I’ve seen in a long time.
“He got two lads sent off and scored a worldy. Ash (Wales captain Ashley Williams) ended up at right-back, which is one of the funniest things I’ve seen this season. It was a fantastic performance so it shows what he’s capable of.”
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