Manchester United are willing to sell rumoured Leeds United target Daniel James this summer, acting as a potential boost for the Whites.
The Lowdown: Leeds linked with James move
Marcelo Bielsa could be looking to bring in another wide player in the transfer window, with Leeds arguably light in that area currently.
Jadon Sancho’s move to United is likely to send the Wales international further down the pecking order, meaning he could move on, and he was of course close to swapping South Wales for Yorkshire back in January 2019.
The Latest: Man United willing to sell
According to ESPN, United are happy to let James leave for the right price in the coming weeks, giving Leeds the opportunity to swoop.
The exact amount isn’t specified, although the 23-year-old is valued at £16.2million by Transfermarkt.
The Verdict: Snap him up, Marcelo
James could be a shrewd addition by Bielsa this summer – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed he has an ‘X-factor’ – possessing the kind of attributes that could be lethal in this Leeds team.
The Welshman has electrifying pace that can be deadly on the counter-attack, but he also works incredibly hard for the team. He averaged one tackle and 0.9 fouls per game in the Premier League last season, implying he could fit right into Bielsa’s intense pressing system.
James might not play regularly instead of Raphinha and Jack Harrison, but improved squad depth is vital and he could provide exactly that, allowing Bielsa to rotate more often and keep players fresh.
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