Sky Sports have revealed that Manchester United winger Dan James has now completed his medical ahead of a move to Leeds United on transfer deadline day.
Writing on Twitter this morning, journalist Fabrizio Romano said: “Daniel James deal has been completed between Leeds and Manchester United, done and confirmed. Permanent move, paperworks signed. #MUFC #LUFC Everton have never been in the race or hijacking the deal. #EFC #DeadlineDay”
Sky Sports have now delivered a fresh update on where things stand at the moment surrounding James and a move to Yorkshire to join up with Marcelo Bielsa’s side, revealing that he has now completed his medical.
Leeds Live’s Beren Cross has previously admitted that the Whites could be eyeing up a winger in this summer transfer window, but with Manchester United wanting to make a profit, and Victor Orta keen to spot a deal abroad, a move for James may have been unlikely.
He said: “If Bielsa liked Dan James in 2019, he’s likely to still rate him now. It’s a similar dynamic with Ryan Kent. Bielsa won’t stop liking players just because they move elsewhere. Whether he’s someone Leeds will pursue in this window, I can’t be sure.
“There is chatter about wanting a winger and I am sure his name would be in the conversation, but Man Utd would want to make a profit on him and, as we have seen with Raphinha, Orta loves a bargain on the continent.”
However, it now appears that James will indeed be making the switch to Elland Road, and that Andrea Radrizzani has coughed up the money required to tempt the Red Devils into selling him this summer.
The Whites lack real strength in depth in the wide areas, especially in terms of quality, with both Ian Poveda and Helder Costa flattering to deceive last season in the Premier League when given the chance to do so – the duo combined for just three goals in 39 games between them.
Therefore, the impending arrival of James, who has plenty of Premier League experience in his time at Old Trafford, should bolster Bielsa’s wide options and have fans buzzing at the prospect of closing in on a signing on deadline day.
After transfer claims earlier this week from the likes of Phil Hay that incomings would be unlikely at Leeds heading into deadline day, this latest news that James has completed his medical is exciting for Whites supporters.