An update has emerged on Leicester target Dan James, regarding Leeds’ interest in his services.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Leeds are closing in on the signing of Leicester target James from Manchester United on a permanent deal. The Lillywhites are now discussing personal terms with the forward ahead of an official announcement.
talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook had claimed Leicester were a possible destination for the United winger, adding that the Welsh international was set to leave Old Trafford on loan following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, with Leeds, Brighton and Southampton all interested in landing him.
However, the former now look set to snap him up on a permanent deal, ending the chances of the Foxes bringing him to the King Power.
Leicester fans will be gutted with this update as it surely rules them out of the race to land James.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side could potentially be challenging the Foxes for a top ten finish in the Premier League, which is one reason why fans could be frustrated by this update from Romano.
Interestingly, he started for Manchester United in their 1-0 win against Wolves in the Premier League on Sunday and has been a useful squad player for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to call upon since arriving at Old Trafford from Swansea. Last season, he produced five goals and two assists in 16 starts across the Premier League, Champions League and Europa League for the Red Devils.
This shows that he has the potential to go on and be a decent player at this level, as he has produced end product – albeit not at the levels deemed to be good enough to compete for a title – whilst also being praised for his exceptional pace by his teammates.
He has the speed to take the ball past players and seven goal contributions in 16 starts suggests that he also has the raw materials required to be an effective attacking outlet on the flank. He could have been a player Brendan Rodgers was able to coach into fulfilling his potential, alongside the likes of Harvey Barnes, James Maddison, Wilfred Ndidi and Youri Tielemans.
Instead, Foxes fans may now have to watch him flourish under Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road. If he goes there and hits form in the top-flight then it could leave supporters feeling particularly frustrated that the club missed out on thi deal.