Joe Allen has described Daniel James’ failed move to Leeds United as ‘a blessing’.
The Swansea City starlet is reportedly undergoing at medical at Manchester United ahead of a £15 million switch (plus add-ons) to Old Trafford (Manchester Evening News).
James appears all set to become United’s first signing of the summer after weeks of negotiations.
The Welshman rose to prominence in 2018/19 with his electric pace and dribbling.
His exciting style had Leeds interested and the player almost joined the club in January after undergoing a medical, but the move fell through.
James’ international teammate Allen said of the chain of events, as quoted by Wales Online: “Leeds wouldn’t have been a bad move, of course not, but it has almost been a blessing it didn’t happen.
“In the second half of the season I think there is plenty of clubs above that level who have come to the fore and that is the sort of bracket he is in now.
“Second half of the season, he has been on fire.”
James being on the verge of a move to Manchester United will surely be difficult to stomach for Leeds fans.
He came within a whisker of joining earlier this year, and his impact might just have helped them back into the Premier League.
As for Allen’s comments, Leeds fans won’t like to hear them, but the potential of James is undeniably huge.
He showed in the second half of the season that he is Premier League quality, and perhaps the collapsed move to Elland Road will indeed prove to be a blessing for the player.