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£5m Daniel James should be seen as a Leeds United bargain

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£5m Daniel James should be seen as a Leeds United bargain

Leeds United are interested in signing the Welsh winger.

Leeds United’s main transfer target before the end of January is clearly Daniel James. The Swansea City man has emerged as the main target for the Whites as Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta look to replace Samuel Saiz.

The Welsh international is clearly fancied by both Leeds men and a bid appears to be in the offing.

The Swans, according to TEAMtalk, are looking for a £5 million deal for the player with Leeds apparently put off by the deal. They are said to be closer to a £3 million valuation.

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With his contract entering the final 18 months, it is no surprise that Leeds are trying to get the best value deal possible.

 

However, based on some of the valuations for young talents in the Championship this season, £5 million could be a bargain for Leeds.

Jack Grealish, Jarrod Bowen and James Maddison, for example, have all been valued at or sold for over £20 million. If Leeds were to sell Jack Clarke, they would undoubtedly want a similar amount. Whilst James may not be as prominent a talent, £5 million seems cheap as an alternative.

So getting James, who is already an international and an emerging talent, for that fee could be a decent deal for Leeds United.

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