Patrick Bamford reacts as Dan James completes move to Leeds United
Patrick Bamford has reacted in his England press conference when asked about Leeds United confirming a deal for winger Dan James.
James, 23, completes a move to Leeds on deadline day from Manchester United. The Wales international has penned a six-year deal at Leeds.
The ex-Swansea ace is believed to have cost Leeds as much as £25million, which sees United cover the cost they spent to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.
James, of course, almost joined Leeds in January 2019. But at the last minute, Swansea moved the goalposts and ignored Leeds phone calls.
Asked about the arrival of James from Leeds’ bitter rivals, England striker Bamford is hopeful the new signing can provide lots of assists for him.
“It is easy to just say he will bring extreme pace,” Bamford said, in a video posted on Twitter by Leeds Live. “We’ve played against him a few times.
“You can see he has got quality. It’s now up to him to force his way into the team. He has a lot to offer, hopefully he can provide a fair few assists.”
Bamford on James: New Leeds signing could see Bamford thrive
While Jack Harrison and Raphinha are already excellent options on the flank, both Leeds wingers are desperate to find the back of the net.
At times, Raphinha would rather shoot himself than take a man on, reach the byline and cross for Bamford. With James, he is slightly less selfish.
Given his speed is his best attribute, James is more known for taking on a player and delivering a cross into the box. It might just see Bamford thrive.
More ammunition for the Leeds no.9 can only be a good thing for the Whites. James might just take Bamford to a new level this season.
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