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Manchester United fans want Leeds to sign Daniel James this summer

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Manchester United fans want Leeds to sign Daniel James this summer

Victor Orta came within inches of completing a move to sign Welsh winger Daniel James in January 2019 only for a deal to fall through – but Manchester United fans are now imploring Leeds to sign him this summer.

Leeds secured promotion to the Premier League last week after a 1-0 win over Barnsley, with both West Brom and Brentford suffering defeats. It saw Leeds confirmed as champions even before Sunday’s win over Derby.

Already, the focus has switched on to work in the transfer market. The club’s supporters are desperate to see Ben White, Illan Meslier and Jack Harrison all signed permanently – while Helder Costa has joined for £16million.

But other arrivals are expected. Rewind 18 months, and Wales international James almost completed a move to Elland Road. An Amazon Prime documentary saw James posing with a Leeds shirt, and picking the number 21.

Six months after his failed move to Leeds, James left Swansea City and joined Manchester United for a fee of £15million (BBC). He has since had a hand in 11 goals during his 44 outings for United.

But United supporters are beginning to lose patience with the Welsh speed machine, who was ineffective during Manchester United’s 3-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea. Many United fans want Leeds to sign him.


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