Leeds United look like they are set to fail in their pursuit of Manchester United’s Daniel James.
Leeds were interested in signing James during the summer transfer window but the move never materialised and that came after Marcelo Bielsa’s men came close to signing the Welshman in January 2019, but that transfer also fell through.
James wants to fight for his place despite Leeds’ interest
Manchester Evening News have recently reported that while there are rumours circulating suggesting that the Whites might try to sign James in the January transfer window once again, the Welshman is fully committed to fighting for his place at Man Utd. The winger wants to stay at Old Trafford beyond January and whilst he hasn’t been a regular this season, he is still enjoying his life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Should Leeds give up on their chase for Daniel James?
James believes that he can win a place for himself in the Man Utd first-team, despite interest from Bielsa’s side and perhaps even from Everton. The Welshman scored for United in their 6-2 win over Leeds on Sunday, putting in a performance that was hailed by Solskjaer.
The Norwegian had said that James had been ‘patient’ and claimed that he is ‘fit as a fiddle’ currently. The report about the winger also suggests that James’ potential move to Elland Road this past summer ‘was never on’.
Leeds may need a winger in January
As things stand, Leeds have only a single out-and-out option for the left-wing position in Jack Harrison. The Englishman though, is only at the club on loan from Manchester City and he is expected to stay at Elland Road only until the end of the current campaign.
So because of that, the Whites look like they need to bring in a winger on a permanent basis and if James doesn’t want to join Leeds, it could well prove to be a blow for Bielsa’s men.
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