Leeds United are reportedly preparing a loan bid for Chelsea’s Reece James, who has raised eyebrows since he joined Wigan Athletic on loan last season.
However, the complications of another homegrown player arriving at Elland Road has got some fans speculating as to how the club could respond to James’ potential arrival.
After an impressive spell at Wigan in the 2018/19 campaign, James returned to Chelsea where he has slowly emerged into the first-team picture under manager Frank Lampard, appearing in the Champions League group stage – although the 19-year-old is yet to make a Premier League appearance so far this season.
With Leeds having won just one of their last four Championship fixtures, the potential arrival of James in January has excited some of the club’s fanbase, though some fans have speculated that his arrival could pave the way for Jack Clarke – on loan from Tottenham Hotspur – to depart back to north London.
Given James’ ability, it’s no surprise that this rumour has got fans talking on social media.
Here’s what some of the Whites faithful had to say about Clarke and Nketiah in light of the recent report…
— lufclynn#44⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@lufclynn) October 17, 2019
— Mip (@mipsical) October 17, 2019
Or probably Jack
— Debbington (@DebsHLUFC) October 17, 2019
Clarke will go
— Steven Scaife (@RoddersPudsey) October 17, 2019
Clatke definitely going back…..be surprised if James is coming as Frank rates him highly and has been playing him
— Aaron Taylor (@AzzaLufc) October 17, 2019
I hope that’s genuine, James is and will be top quality. He ran game when it all went wrong last year vs Wigan at home. I don’t see him fitting in as he is a right back/midfielder, I’d guess he’d come in and Clarke would go out?!
— Gareth (@mrgazlatico) October 17, 2019