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Opinion: Swansea should sign Tahith Chong on loan if Daniel James leaves

Swansea City boss Graham Potter should look to sign Manchester United wonderkid Tahith Chong on loan if Leeds secure a deal for Daniel James.

What’s the situation?

According to a recent report from Football Insider, Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has given the green light to Andrea Radrizzani and the Leeds hierarchy for them to pursue the signing of James in January.

The initial report stated that the 21-year-old Welshman would be out of contract at the Liberty Stadium come the end of this season, but this has been rebuffed by WalesOnline, who revealed that the youngster is actually under contract until the summer of 2020.

However with his performances so far this season, which include four assists in 11 appearances, it is no surprise that there is interest in James. If he does look to move away in January though, the Swans should target Manchester United’s young winger Chong as a temporary replacement.

Huge talent

Chong is an 18-year-old winger who has yet to make his debut for the Manchester giants, but he has netted five goals and provided two assists in 11 games for the U23 side so far this season.

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Despite his young years and the quality in the United squad though, Chong has been included on the bench for the first-team by Mourinho this season, most notably in the home clash with Juventus in the Champions League.

The Dutchman was signed from the Feyenoord academy on a free transfer in the summer of 2016 and has represented his country at every stage between the U15 and U19 sides.

So, Swansea fans, would you consider a loan move for Chong to be an adequate replacement if James does leave, or would you prefer Potter to target a player with more pedigree? Have your say by voting in the poll below.

Article title: Opinion: Swansea should sign Tahith Chong on loan if Daniel James leaves

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