Daniel James has decided that he wants to stay at Manchester United this summer following a loan bid from Leeds United, according to a report from Sky Sports.
James has come back onto the Whites’ radar following Marcelo Bielsa’s side’s promotion to the Premier League.
As noted by Sky Sports, James nearly moved to Elland Road in the 2019 January window. Ultimately however, he ended up heading to Old Trafford for £18 million later that year.
The Wales international has featured for just 45 minutes of Manchester United’s opening two league games. And that has prompted Leeds to make another move for the 22-year-old.
Sky Sports reports that the Whites have bid to take James on loan. However, the winger has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he would like to stay.
Interestingly however, Sky Sports adds that James’s future could be reassessed before the window closes should Manchester United secure the signings that they want.
TBR View: James on loan could be a shrewd move for Leeds
Leeds have space to sign one more player on loan from a Premier League club. Of course, a loan move is not ideal if the club do not have scope to make the deal permanent further down the line.
However, James could be a very good signing if there is a chance for a loan deal. He now has a year in the top flight under his belt. And he showed glimpses of his quality during that year at the highest level.
Leeds would be wise to look elsewhere in case Manchester United’s stance does not change. But if they have no luck, and their rivals decide they are willing to sanction a move, it could be an excellent way to round off the window for the Whites.