Leeds United are reportedly looking into a potential deal to sign Daniel James from Manchester United, should the Welshman fall completely out of favour at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are still on the hunt for Jadon Sancho this summer with Ivan Perisic said to be another potential target.
That would see James’ fall further down the pecking order at Old Trafford and Leeds are said to be willing to take another run at the player.
As reported by the Daily Star, Leeds would be looking at a season-long loan deal for the wideman with a potential to buy him the following summer. The Sun has since also reported on the story, so it seems Leeds are indeed on the hunt for James again.
Leeds infamously made a move to sign James from Swansea City in January 2019. As reported by the Yorkshire Post, the Welsh wing wizard had passed his medical and agreed personal terms at Elland Road, only for Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins to pull the plug.
The Guardian later reported that James was left ‘devastated’ at the move falling apart. The Yorkshire born talent desperately wanted the Leeds deal to go through. It was an ordeal that was captured as part of Amazon’s Leeds United: Take Us Home documentary. The disappointment in not providing coach Marcelo Bielsa with his main target left director of football Victor Orta in tears.
James eventually joined Manchester United the following summer for a fee reported by The Telegraph to be in the region of £15 million but after a promising start, he has slowly been reduced to an impact player at the club.
Leeds United have recently been linked with the likes of Harry Wilson, Rodrigo De Paul, and Ryan Kent to improve their attacking options but James could now be seen as the ideal recruit, giving Orta a chance to sign a player he has been after for approaching two years.