Daniel James’ summer move from Manchester United to Leeds United is done, according to reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Lowdown: James not needed at United
The Welshman may have started in the Red Devils’ 1-0 win away to Wolves two days ago, but he has now been deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
The signings of Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo have put him further down the list of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attacking options and Leeds have struck a deal to sign him.
The Latest: Leeds deal completed
He tweeted: “Daniel James deal has been completed between Leeds and Manchester United, done and confirmed. Permanent move, paperworks signed.”
James will head off on international duty for Wales but could make his debut at home to Liverpool on 12 September 12.
The Verdict: Can Bielsa work his magic?
Marcelo Bielsa has been a long-time admirer of James and it will be fascinating to see what he can do with the 23-year-old.
His end product could do with improving, with his electrifying pace sometimes not complemented by a clinical final ball – he set up just nine goals in 74 matches for United – but he remains a young player with a high ceiling.
Should Bielsa hand James his debut against Liverpool, he could have extra motivation as a former Manchester United player. Romano’s tweet declaring that the deal is done could be music to the ears of Leeds fans on this deadline day morning.
In other news, Leeds could reportedly make a late swoop for one player. Read more here.
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