It’s been another great week for Swansea’s Daniel James, and it just proves Leeds should return for him in the summer, whether they’re promoted or not.
The 21-year-old scored and assisted in his side’s 3-0 win over Brentford on Tuesday, and manager Graham Potter was coy on him signing a new deal, saying: “You have to respect the individual and respect he has got his career to think about” (Quotes sourced by Leeds Live).
The Welsh international was nearly a Whites player this season, but his move obviously collapsed at the 11th hour. There’s been no talk of Leeds returning for the youngster just yet, but they should certainly head back in for him considering the season he’s had and his manager’s comments.
He’s played 26 times in the Championship this season, netting three and assisting six, and he’s already made two appearances for Wales. It seems he’s ready to make that step up to a high-calibre club like Leeds, and they’ll need his trickery if they’re in the Premier League next season or not.
Marcelo Bielsa wants to build the club back to being an established Premier League side, and buying young players like James would build a core that can last them 10 years. Consistency is key, and balancing the best young talent with established stars would provide that stability the club needs.
The winger doesn’t seem so keen on staying at Swansea, so Leeds should reignite their interest and bring him to a club where he can prove his worth at one of the biggest clubs in England, and maybe even break into the Premier League with them.
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