Swansea City starlet Daniel James has been the subject of further interest from Premier League champions Manchester City, according to The Sun via WalesOnline.
James was close to sealing a switch to promotion-chasing Leeds United in January, but the deal fell through at the 11th hour when Swansea pulled out.
The winger has developed enormously over the course of Swansea’s season, and was a star performer when they fell to a narrow 3-2 defeat to Man City in March.
He cemented his place in the Swans’ side early on in the season and has since made 32 appearances, in which he has proven his Premier League potential.
James will inevitably be flattered to receive interest from a high-profile club such as Man City, but he should take time to assess the best decision in order to progress his development.
The 21-year-old has played with great regularity this season, enabling him to reach new heights in his game play. It is vital that he continues playing first-team football to ensure he does not put this progress to waste.
If he decides to make the City switch at this early stage in his career, he should be seeking reassurances that he will be loaned somewhere that he will get senior action.
But despite his superb performances this season, he is not yet the finished product. He is clearly electric on the wing, but can still occasionally improve his delivery and finishing. This can be done by continuing to ply his trade at the Liberty Stadium next season.
James has clearly developed an affection for Swansea, but he will also be aware he needs to move to a bigger club eventually. It could therefore make sense for James to secure his City switch in the close-season, before spending next season on loan at Swansea.
It would also make sense for James to repay the club that put faith in him at the start of the season.