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The latest reports suggest Welsh winger Dan James is very close to a permanent transfer from Manchester United to Leeds
This transfer is three years in the making since James was a child prodigy at Swansea. Manchester’s red side is starting to get a little tight, especially after the return of icon Cristiano Ronaldo.
United now have stars such as Sancho, Rashford and Pogba in their ranks and it seems difficult for the young Welshman to get more playing time.
According to The Athletic, James will now leave for Leeds before the end of the transfer window. Initially, this move seemed like just a loan, but now it’s being linked to a move on a more permanent basis.
Italian reporter Fabrizio Romano also provided an update on the transfer saga, saying the two clubs are “in talks”.
Looks like Dan James is definitely leaving. He has faced quite a bit of criticism at the club, but we must not forget that despite the irreparable loss of his father, he has always given his best and deserves respect for that. Thanks and all the best to him! ??? pic.twitter.com/GxHGKoe5We
— Sujal Swain (@officialsujal10) August 30, 2021
The 23-year-old started in two of the club’s opening games this season as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to integrate his new signings into the squad. Although he was not involved in any of the team’s goals, he still proved to be a quick attacking threat on the right.
Last season, he made just 15 appearances in the league, scoring three goals and providing one assist. Instead, he was a big part of the team’s Europa League run as they lost in the final on penalties.
Let’s hope Dan James actually signs for Leeds this time around… pic.twitter.com/htkZ5jZspl
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) August 30, 2021
Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has been a great admirer of James in recent years and it’s easy to see why. His fast, energetic playing is a perfect match for the Whites’ playing style.
James would also provide fierce competition for positions with mainstays Jack Harrison and Raphinha.
Leeds have not had their best start to the season with a heavy loss to United followed by two draws for Burnley and Everton. They then take on Liverpool on Sunday, August 12 at Elland Road.
A signing like this could rejuvenate the squad and improve their position in the league as they aim for the top 10.
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