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Leeds will go for Daniel James

Leeds will go for Daniel James

According to The Mirror, Leeds United are planning to launch a bid for Swansea City winger Daniel James in the coming days.

Apparently, the Swans could demand up to £5 million in exchange for the once-capped Wales international. However, Marcelo Bielsa wants to bolster his squad’s attacking contingent and James is thought to be high on his list of January targets.

James has broken through at the Liberty Stadium this season under the guidance of Graham Potter. The 21-year-old has scored one goal and racked up four assists in seventeen Championship appearances so far.

The Verdict

Ezgjan Alioski has shown recently – with his fine performance against Derby County – that he is a strong option for Bielsa to call upon in the left-back position. The arrival of James, who favours an advanced role on the left flank, could free up Alioski to take up the full-back berth with greater regularity.

What’s more, Bielsa has already shown his capacity for getting the best out of promising young talents with the likes of Jack Clarke and Tyler Roberts this season. James could be the next exciting young ace that the Argentine coach is able to develop to the next level.

However, Leeds must be careful not to pay over the odds for the Swansea man. If the Welsh outfit’s price is too high, then the Whites ought to look elsewhere for the additions they need to bring to Elland Road this month.

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