Leeds fans are loving life at the moment. The Whites have had a barn-storming first half of a season and sit at the top of the Championship having lost just five times in their 27 games. However, January reinforcements would only benefit them now, and with The Yorkshire Evening Post linking them with Swansea’s Daniel James, the fans aren’t sure.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 14, 2019
Daniel James is a player who is enjoying his breakthrough season this campaign. At the age of just 21, Swansea’s relegation to the Championship has afforded him a chance to play first-team football for the club he joined five years ago from Hull City’s U18s, and he seems desperate to take his chance. Already this season he’s played 18 times and with 16 of those in the Championship, it’s clear he’s trusted.
Leeds United have had a few issues with their wingers. Jack Harrison may have scored in Leeds 2-0 win over Derby County on Friday evening but he’s seldom looked like a player who has the calibre to succeed at Elland Road. With that in mind, James could be a positive addition, if Marcelo Bielsa does sanction a move for him, seeing as he has the ability to play on both wings and through the middle, even if the fans aren’t entirely convinced.
You can read the Whites’ thoughts on the James links here:
I hope he’s an upgrade on the last couple of wingers we’ve picked up from Swansea…Barrow and Robinson.
— MJ (@elland_toad) January 14, 2019
I saw him whilst on loan at Shrewsbury. He was quick but had no end product and didn’t make the first team.
— Dave Barnett (@leedsquo) January 14, 2019
Daniel James doesn’t really fit the bill of a player who is better than what has departed or what we have currently? Why is he on the list? He can’t get a game at Swansea…
— Tom (@murgs78) January 14, 2019
Does not make any sense for him to leave us for Leeds, only in the summer and IF they promote.
— James Felton (@james_felton1) January 15, 2019
Puzzling. Is he a first team regular at Swansea? I thought the club were after players who were better than what we’ve go, or would this be an additional squad signing?
— WeAllLoveLeeds (@AllLoveLeeds) January 14, 2019
Is he even any good ?
— Cam Burrows (@CamBurrows92) January 14, 2019
Surely we want to sign players who are playing in the first team on a regular, not sure he does?
— Jake Riley (@JakeyRiley) January 14, 2019
The Whites aren’t convinced by Daniel James and want to see more of him before he signs if a deal does go through.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!