Leeds United ‘will sanction’ a deadline day Tottenham Hotspur move for winger Daniel James on one condition, says talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook.
The Lowdown: Spurs keep active…
The Premier League giants from north London remain linked with new additions despite their very busy summer window already, having most recently completed a permanent deal to sign defender Cristian Romero following his loan spell at the club.
Along with the South American figurehead, Spurs have sealed deals for Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet, Djed Spence and Destiny Udogie.
Leeds winger James has been repeatedly mentioned in the last few days of the transfer window, with talkSPORT reporter Crook now sharing what he knows.
The Latest: Crook shares James update…
The journalist claims that Tottenham do indeed have a late chance of signing the Wales international.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Crook says that Leeds ‘will sanction’ James’ potential move to Spurs – but on the condition that the player himself gives his green light to join the Lilywhites.
When asked if he can see the 24-year-old signing today, the reporter explained: “Yeah, I didn’t a week or so ago when it first got mentioned. I did understand why Tottenham would want him I just didn’t see Leeds letting him go.
“But the conversations I’ve had is it seems it’s up to the player. If he wants to move they will sanction it, I think it’s a loan with a permanent move at the end of the season.”
The Verdict: Get it done?
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He could certainly come as an exciting backup option to inject some much-needed energy and speed late in matches, not least backed by former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, who said that James can ‘break defenders’.
Rotherham United boss Paul Warne has also called the Welshman a ‘phenomenal talent’, and still at a young age, he could discover a new lease of life working under Conte if he goes to Spurs today.
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