Report claims Leeds may consider Daniel James loan bid in January
Leeds United may attempt to take Daniel James on loan from Manchester United during the January transfer window, according to a report from The Telegraph.
James seems to have been linked with the Whites in every window for some time now. Of course, he came incredibly close to moving to Elland Road in January 2019.
As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, he underwent a medical. However, the move infamously failed to get over the line. And within a few months, the Wales international headed to Old Trafford for £18 million (fee reported by Sky Sports).
The Sun claimed in the summer that James was Leeds’s top target out wide following their promotion to the Premier League. Of course, once again, they would not manage to bring him to Elland Road.
The Telegraph also suggests that Leeds were one of the sides to have shown interest in taking James on loan.
Interestingly, the report hints that Marcelo Bielsa’s side may decide to make a fresh move next month. It is suggested that James’s situation could hinge on whether Manchester United see £37.2 million signing Amad Diallo receive a work permit.
TBR View: Leeds should pursue James loan if there is scope for permanent move in future
James has not enjoyed the best season so far. The 23-year-old has made three Premier League starts. And he is yet to contribute a league goal or assist for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men this term.
Signing him on loan could however, prove a good piece of business for Leeds. Apart from Raphinha, Bielsa’s wide players have struggled to make much of an impact in recent times.
But a deal would be particularly impressive if any agreement left the door open for a future permanent move.
James has shown that he boasts frightening potential. And Bielsa is clearly a fan of the wide-man having nearly signed him in the past.
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