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Introducing: The man Daniel James could replace at Leeds, Jack Harrison

Introducing: The man Daniel James could replace at Leeds, Jack Harrison

Marcelo Bielsa is hoping to bolster his Leeds United squad this month with the Championship outfit on course for Premier League promotion.

And one player who appears to have caught the attention of the Argentinian coach is Swansea City’s Daniel James.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reports James is a target approved by Bielsa as Leeds look to bring in a new winger this month with Pablo Hernandez now playing in a more advanced central role following Samuel Saiz’s loan move to Getafe.

And should that happen, on paper, Ezgjan Alioski would be the player most at risk of losing his spot in the starting XI given both players preferred position is on the left flank.

Considering how often Bielsa has turned to Alioski this season, though, that seems unlikely. Therefore, Jack Harrison, on the other side, will probably be the one to make way should James be able to adapt there.

Harrison, on loan from Manchester City, was on the scoresheet in Leeds’ 2-0 victory over Derby County and has been a regular in recent fixtures.

But the arrival of James or any other winger could put him under some pressure, though that would not be a bad thing for the 22-year-old or Leeds with competition in a squad obviously a good thing to have.

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