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Leeds eyeing transfer of Manchester United ace

Leeds eyeing transfer of Manchester United ace

Leeds United have been linked with a possible move for Manchester United's out of favour winger Daniel James, after failing to secure a deal for him back in January 2019.

The young Welsh winger joined Manchester United from Swansea City last summer, and whilst he looked like a bright prospect after a strong start to the 2019/20 season, his form faded away and he is now on the fringes of the squad.

James' future is now in doubt, with United working to sign Jadon Sancho or Ismaila Sarr, and as a result, James might be heading out of the club.

Such a transfer would lead to James being pushed down the pecking order more than he already is, which might see Leeds reviving their interest in him, with a possible loan deal that has an option to make the deal permanent in the future.

The report states that Leeds were keen on James even when he was at Swansea, and this could finally be the chance for Leeds to get the 22-year-old winger at the club.

Marcelo Bielsa's side so far have thrived in the attacking department, having a rapid attack that has already scored seven goals in two Premier League games this season, as Leeds look to push on in their first season in the top flight after 16 years.

James might be seen as a very good signing to help them stay up, with Bielsa's attacking-minded approach possibly giving James that end product that he desperately needs to add to his game.

James surprisingly started in United's shock opening day 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace, where he showed signs of potential when it came to his dribbling and pace, yet he failed to put in the needed cross and passes to penetrate the Palace defence.

Last season, James managed three goals and six assists in 33 Premier League games, with all of his goals and assists coming before January.


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