Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is pressing ahead with a £10 million offer for Swansea City winger Daniel James, as he looks to get his squad ready to maintain their promotion push heading into the business end of the season, according to The Sun.
Beverley-born James appears to be Bielsa’s number one target for this transfer window and a cash offer of £6 million plus other incentives totalling a further £4 million will be offered to Swansea, who value the player at £12 million.
So is James good value at £10 million, if Leeds come in with an offer?
“This sounds steep to me, but then again I’m old school.
“Paying double digit millions for a young player in the Championship seems alien, but I suppose it’s the norm.
“Leeds must see value in it otherwise they would have stopped the pursuit a long while ago.”
“In the long-term, it’s good value for money.
“If James can find his feet quickly, and thrive under the guidance of Bielsa, then it’s superb value.
“But it’s always a risk paying this much for a player that is largely unproven at this level.”
“Considering I read Swansea wanted £12millon, it isn’t’ too bad.
“For a player of James’ ability at his age, the price-tag mentioned is a steal.
“That sort of value is becoming common place in the Championship, especially for younger players.
“It’s a fair reflection of his worth.”