The Guardian and Observer football journalist Stuart James revealed via his official Twitter account on Thursday morning that he is expecting Leeds United to complete a deadline-day deal for Swansea City winger Daniel James, who he says wants a move to Elland Road.
All the makings of another abysmal deadline day ahead for Swansea. Dan James is set to sign for Leeds. He wants to go & a deal of some description will get agreed. Understand there's a very strong possibility that Leroy Fer & Jefferson Montero will leave too.
— Stuart James (@StuartJamesGNM) January 31, 2019
Well, the Yorkshire outfit have been linked with a move for the talented 21-year-old throughout January, with the Yorkshire Evening Post reporting on January 20 that they were set to step up their bid to bring the wide man to the club, and it appears as though the Championship table-toppers will get their man if Stuart James is to be believed.
The journalist is known to have good connections in Wales and he seems confident that a “deal of some description will get agreed” before the 11pm cut-off point.
He certainly would be.
The Welsh international may be in his breakthrough season with the Championship club, but he has made a big impact and kept more experienced players like Jefferson Montero out of the starting XI with some fine performances on the left-hand side.
As per Transfermarkt, the 21-year-old has scored one goal and provided a further four assists in 18 league outings so far this term, although he has been slightly less of a regular in the starting XI in recent weeks.
Should James arrive at Elland Road it will be interesting to see if Marcelo Bielsa puts him straight into the starting XI for the automatic promotion hopefuls, given he already has the likes of Pablo Hernandez, Ezgjan Alioski, Jack Clarke and Jack Harrison to pick from on the flanks.
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