Leeds United came up against reported January target Daniel James when they beat Swansea City 2-1 at Elland Road on Wednesday night, and Whites fans were quick to have their say on the winger’s display.
The Yorkshire outfit looked to have a deal for the Welshman wrapped up on the final day of the January transfer window, but the move didn’t end up materialising after the Swans pulled the plug on his exit.
The 21-year-old, who has scored two goals and provided a further four assists in 20 Championship outings this term, started on the left-hand side against Marcelo Bielsa’s men but could do little to impact the game for his team before he was substituted off in the 65th minute.
Leeds supporters took to social media to have their say on James’ display, and while one said they “can’t wait to see him in a Leeds shirt next season” – obviously presuming the move will still happen – another said “he’d be class in our side”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Got to say I like the look of Daniel James, looks like he would have been a good addition to the squad. #lufc
— Stuart Smales (@smez87) February 13, 2019
— Asa Flatres (@AsaFlatres) February 13, 2019
— Chris Lee (@Chris1014Lee) February 13, 2019
That James looks lively shame we didn't get him. He'd be class in our side. Got some speed in him #lufc
— Ben Garvey (@Garvtown91) February 13, 2019
— PezLUFC💙💛 (@aperry1986) February 13, 2019
— Chops (@OfficialChops) February 13, 2019
Can safely say had we bought James in January Swansea would have no route back here. He looks a cut above. This looks nailed on for us if we can just hold the line, but we have looked weak on the right side of defence #LUFC #LEESWA
— Seán Duffy (@seantduffy) February 13, 2019
— Richard Clark (@Lovemachine1985) February 13, 2019
Daniel James had a shocker , wasn’t given any breathing time on the ball , and even when he did he got clattered #lufc
— Greg Selby (@gregselby97) February 13, 2019
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) February 13, 2019
Daniel James was poor tonight – but in fairness to him I don’t think he should have been selected. His head must have been all over the place. Hope the rest of the season goes well for him and we get him in the summer. #LUFC
— Sean Healy (@seanfhealy) February 13, 2019