Earlier today, Sun reporter, and football writer, Alan Nixon said on Twitter that Leeds United will come in with an offer for chief target Daniel James.
That was something that was written about here on The72. Now Yorkshire Evening Post journalist, and Leeds United reporter, Phil Hay has added a little more spice to the pot with news that United are looking to pick up the pace of a deal.
The Swans winger admitted earlier today, in an article published by Wales Online, that he is yet to be offered a new deal. In words carried by Wales Online, James said: “I haven’t heard anything yet, but obviously I’ve just got to see if there is an offer on the table. I haven’t had one yet, but I’m loving my football here.”
Whilst he may be enjoying his football in Wales, the fact that he’s not been approached in terms of a new deal means that Leeds’ approach could be emboldened. Hay says in his piece that Marcelo Bielsa “installed James as his top target” from a list of names put through to him by Victor Orta.
Hay continues by saying that the Whites “are determined” to land the 21-year-old and he says they “will attempt to reach an agreement over a fee with Swansea.”
It is easy to see why Leeds United are ‘determined’ to land the Swans flyer. He’s featured in 16 games for the Swans in the second tier during the current campaign. During these appearances, James has scored one goal and assisted four others – his lightning pace evident for all to see.
Many observers say that his directness, pass and incisive running is the ideal package for Leeds’ high-octane football, adding that the youngster would comfortably slip into Bielsa’s side.