Manchester United will not allow Daniel James to go out on loan next season, putting an end to any hopes Leeds might have had over landing the winger.
Reports from The Sun surfaced over the weekend that United could be willing to let James leave next season. This, despite the Welshman playing a key role for the Red Devils this season.
However, according to a new report from the Manchester Evening News, officials at Old Trafford will not be allowing the former Swansea man to go anywhere this summer.
The news will be a bitter blow to Leeds. The Whites were on the verge of signing James just over a year ago before the transfer collapsed in memorable fashion.
It means that Marcelo Bielsa will now have to move onto other targets. Of course, there was no guarantee that Bielsa would go in for James once more.
Although, it was a fair assumption to make if the Red Devils were indeed keen on allowing James out on loan.
A blow for Leeds but not the end of the world either – TBR View
Obviously, signing someone like Daniel James would have been a massive piece of business for the Whites.
However, it’s not the end of the world if they don’t land him. The club will have been planning for other players and signings anyway, so James won’t have been at the top of any new lists.
Furthermore, James has done well for Manchester United. It makes little sense for them to allow him to leave.
Leeds got over missing out on Dan James before. They’ll do so again just fine.