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Leeds United’s pursuit of attacking talent hits a sticking point

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Leeds United’s January-long pursuit of Swansea City attacking midfielder Daniel James could potentially be derailed.

TEAMtalk have reported that the current Championship leaders are being put off by the price their divisional rivals are asking for.

The Elland Road club have held an interest in the 21-year-old, who is a player Marcelo Bielsa is keen to bring into the club for the second half of the season as they try and secure promotion to the Premier League.

But the fee being floated around could prove a sticking point for a deal to be agreed.

TEAMtalk are suggesting that £5million is the current valuation of the young Welshman, who has played 16 times for the Swans this season.

James has one goal and three assists to his name, but it has been his overall performances that have impressed potential suitors.

But a move could be off the cards with Leeds put off by the price tag on the talented youngster.

The Verdict

This would be a good move for the club, and it would be a shame to see it scuppered by the asking price for the player.

He is a Swansea player, and they can value him as high as they like, it would just be down to Leeds to figure out if they wanted to make an official approach or not.

It is a risk and reward situation for Bielsa’s side now and considering they are top; clubs might try and drive a harder bargain for players knowing they will be able to afford more if they do achieve promotion to the Premier League.

It could be a tough month for the Whites in the transfer window having completed the signing of just one player so far.

Thoughts? Let us know! 


ScoopDragon Football News Network

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