Leeds United’s main transfer target is clear for all to see. Daniel James at Swansea City has been widely reported as the man wanted to help Leeds bring Premier League football back to Elland Road.
As reported by The Sun, Leeds have put together a £10 million package for the player with a deal hopefully getting over the line before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
James showed just why Leeds are keen with a great performance against Birmingham City last night.
Swansea would undoubtedly want to keep the player, but with another season in the Championship looming, the Welsh side needs to start making some money and clearing players off the deck.
The bad news for Leeds however, is that this need might have become suddenly less urgent.
Two of the club’s biggest earners could be on the brink of an exit.
Wilfried Bony earns near £100,000-a-week at Swansea, according to WalesOnline, That sort of salary is unsustainable in the Championship and the Swans are ready to let him go. As reported
As reported by the BBC, the Ivorian striker is nearing a loan exit to Qatari outfit Al-Arabi, which would remove his wages from the bill.
Removing these two big earners would negate the need to sell James with urgency and strengthen Swansea’s hand in any negotiations with Leeds United. Bringing the Welsh international to Elland Road does not appear to be getting any easier.