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Report outlines Leeds United transfer plans ahead of summer

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Leeds United will return for winger Daniel James in the summer after they failed to bring the Swansea City man in during the winter window.

The 21-year-old was the top target for Marcelo Bielsa in January and the Whites believed they’d got the player as he agreed terms and passed a medical on deadline day.

However, the Welsh side made a dramatic late u-turn that meant the deal did not go through in time and James remains a Swansea player.

But, with the youngster entering the final 18 months of his deal, the Welsh side are sure to cash in on the player in the summer if he won’t sign a new deal.

And, according to the Mirror, that’s likely to be the case. They also report that Leeds have told James they will look to sign him again at the end of the season.

Whether that will appeal to the player remains to be seen, with the update adding that James will be looking for a top-flight club if possible.

Of course, that could still be Leeds, with Bielsa’s side currently third in the Championship, whilst they may also have an advantage over their rivals as James is from Yorkshire.

The Verdict

This is good news for Leeds fans as James is an extremely exciting prospect and clearly someone that the club really rate.

But, you would imagine there will be a lot of competition for his signature when the window opens and he could be a potential bargain with just 12 months left on his deal, which forces Swansea to sell.

Leeds will hope that the fact they’ve chased the player for months will benefit them though.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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