Leeds fans react to fresh Dan James interest reports
If Leeds United are going to sign a player in the final hours of the summer transfer window, the smart money would suggest that Dan James is the player most likely to be holding the Whites’ shirt – again.
The Sun reported at the weekend that James could leave Manchester United following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.
It was claimed that Leeds were amongst a host of clubs told to make an offer for the Wales international.
And The Athletic has now suggested that the Whites are open to making a loan or permanent offer for the 23-year-old.
Interestingly, the report added that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men value James at more than £20 million. But Leeds apparently have the funds to make a deal happen.
It is no secret just how close James came to moving to Elland Road in 2019. And The Athletic notes that Marcelo Bielsa remains an admirer.
The notion that James may end up joining Leeds has divided many of the supporters on social media.
For some, a move makes little sense. Leeds have two outstanding wingers in Jack Harrison and Raphinha. And James has not had the easiest time across the Pennines.
Those sceptical fans would rather see a central midfielder signed.
‘So much potential’: Leeds fans react to latest Dan James reports
Others however, are much more optimistic that a move for James could be a good piece of business.
Bielsa is clearly a big fan of the speedy wide-man. And Leeds arguably need more potential game-changers in their ranks.
With that in mind, here is how some of the Leeds fans have reacted to the latest reports on James…
Would much rather get a centre mid than James but he’s an improvement on Costa for sure. Just don’t know whether it’s good value at over £20m or just a loan.
— Alex (@Alex1919LUFC) August 30, 2021
I think #lufc would be stupid not to sign Dan James. So much potential. Bring him in on a permanent and let Bielsa work his magic. Some genuine raw potential.
— Lefftenant Cŵl (@LieutenantCool) August 29, 2021
— Boston Powers (@mobojo78) August 29, 2021
If we sign Dan James where is he going to play? 20mln seems a lot for a player that will be on the bench #lufc
— PJH LUFC (@pistol1603) August 29, 2021
Kinda want James
— Rudi (@LufcRudi) August 29, 2021
Would I take Dan James… Yes. Is he what we need… No. A proper CM is what we need. #lufc
— Ben (@Varneyshairline) August 29, 2021
At this point I’d take Dan James
— GW (@george_lufc10) August 29, 2021
If Bielsa wants Daniel James then I want him too #lufc
— Jonny P Good (@JP08895303) August 29, 2021
I would love James at Leeds #lufc
— Matt (@matster394) August 29, 2021