Leeds United supporters will have been bitterly disappointed to see their side miss out on a long-awaited promotion back into the Premier League after they were beaten by Derby County in their play-off semi-final.
There were plenty of factors including a number of injuries that played their part to their stuttering form towards the end of last year’s campaign.
But a number of the Elland Road faithful will feel as though their failed pursuit of winger Daniel James could have been one of the turning points in their season.
It had been reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post that James had arrived for a medical and agreed terms with Leeds in the January transfer window, before Swansea pulled the plug on the move at the last minute.
James went on to move to Manchester United in the summer transfer window, and went on to score on his debut for the Red Devils against Chelsea last weekend.
Amazon have recently released their documentary on Leeds’ season last term, and supporters will be hugely frustrated to see James posing with a Leeds shirt, which shows just how close the Welshman was to joining Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
This is how close Leeds came to signing Dan James in January before he joined #mufc in the summer… His deadline-day saga makes for extraordinary TV in the third episode of #lufc’s Amazon docu-series Take Us Home. pic.twitter.com/IUY3NwfOCR
— David Coverdale (@dpcoverdale) August 15, 2019
But it’s a transfer that they’ll have to put behind them now, as they look to focus on this year’s league campaign, where they are one of the favourites to be promoted to the top-flight.
The Elland Road faithful will be hoping that their side can pick up another three points in their quest for promotion when they take on Wigan Athletic this weekend.
This will be hugely frustrating for Leeds supporters.
James was a player that was clearly keen to join Marcelo Bielsa’s side, and the way his move to Elland Road fell apart in the final moments of Deadline Day couldn’t have been more irritating.
This latest image is likely to infuriate the Elland Road faithful, and if they had James in their squad this season, then I think they would have no problem in returning to the Premier League.