Loads of Leeds fans have been reacting to a rather stunning development in the Daniel James saga, as his agent has publicly chastised Swansea’s handling of the deal.
Leeds looked all set to finally secure the signature fans have been waiting for late on Thursday night, but their deadline day dreams quickly turned to the stuff of nightmares.
James was all set to join the Whites having passed his medical on Thursday afternoon, with the deal expected to be a loan until the end of the season, when Leeds would then make the move permanent if they secure promotion.
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The move was called off at the last second though, and reports have since claimed that there were disagreements over the structure of the deal.
James, 21, is presumably gutted after spending the whole day at Elland Road waiting for the deal to go through, and his agent has spoken out against the Swans.
“Swansea made no attempt to keep the player and at the first sign of money they couldn’t show him the door quickly enough,” David Manasseh told The Telegraph.
“It is very disappointing but the player is philosophical about it.”
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where fans have plenty to say about what is fast becoming a truly bizarre transfer saga…
When we play swansea the whole of elland road should sing his name ,danny james,hes leeds and he knows he is
— Gary Baker (@gazolly1) February 1, 2019
If they were haggling over how the loan fee is paid why didn’t we just pay the full amount up front? After all we were apparently prepared to buy him with £5m up front! Something just doesn’t ring true.
— Rob (@mightywhitesfc) February 1, 2019
Is there any possibility that this could mean Daniel James has good cause to cancel his contract with Swansea. Not saying he would but he must hold certain contractual rights
— Luciano ?? (@LUFCLDP1989) February 1, 2019
In a cpl of weeks he will sign a new contract you watch
— marshall (@sales08988433) February 1, 2019
Some Leeds fans ow radz an apology by looks.
— Benjamin Thornton (@BenjaminTlufc) February 1, 2019
James was the #1 target string Leeds and James along, stops Leeds from looking at other players in transfer window is this payback for “spygate” i think so
— andrew saxton (@saxton101) February 1, 2019
He’s furious for not getting his commission, that’s for sure.
— Bildad Ismael (@bildad_ismael) February 1, 2019