Daniel James’ transfer to Manchester United already has Leeds United fans frustrated. The Welsh winger joined the Red Devils in a deal reported by the BBC to be in the region of £18 million. It comes just months after a deal to join Leeds United fell apart on transfer deadline day.
But now it seems that the deal is making Leeds United’s hopes of making a summer transfer happen difficult.
Goal are reporting that Liverpool are using the James deal as a barometer for the price they should be asking for Leeds target Ryan Kent.
The report suggests Kent is not interested in a loan move, instead preferring a permanent exit from Liverpool.
But, with James being worth £18 million, the Reds believe Kent is worth at least £12 million.
That fee looks out of Leeds price-range. With Premier League teams in the hunt for the former Rangers loanee, it looks unlikely Leeds can compete for a permanent transfer.
It seems that not securing James in January has allowed Manchester United to skew the market by snapping up the winger.
Leeds United could now face the impact as they try to find a suitable alternative to their wide problems.