Leeds United fans on Twitter aren’t fazed after Phil Hay provided an update on their long term target Daniel James.
Dan James to Old Trafford has legs, although not done at this stage. Would be a hard one for Leeds to take after coming so close in January. Club planned to have another go if they were promoted. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 10, 2019
The Yorkshire Evening Post writer tweeted that James’ destination next season may well be Old Trafford despite Leeds’ intention of going back in for the winger if they were promoted.
The Whites almost signed the Swansea man back in January only for the deal to collapse in the last hours of the window.
This news stings even more as the Welshman is now set to join the Yorkshire club’s bitter rivals, Manchester United.
One members of the fanbase in particular was gutted at the update, but many others managed to see the positive side.
We would already be up had we got it over the line. Sickening
— Luke (@luke_high) May 10, 2019
Certain supporters were quick to praise Victor Orta and the scouting team for identifying a top quality player before other sides were interested.
The 21-year-old may never be a Leeds player but there may be signings of his calibre coming to Elland Road soon if the team can continue to unearth gems.
Here’s what the Elland Road faithful have been saying on Twitter…
Credit to Victor Orta for almost getting us an absolute bargain ?
— Mark (@FrugalMurray) May 10, 2019
Painful as it is, I think we’ve gotta give Victor Orta credit for jumping on this one six months before anyone else. Not sure we could have done much more to get him.
Hard to see him go there of all places though, especially as we’d have finished top two if he’d come…
— Tom (@TomWilko88) May 10, 2019
We already have a speedy left footed winger who will be arriving at the club next season. Wilks has looked quality in league 1
— Andrew McKeeman (@TennisLeedsNI) May 10, 2019
It is what it is,,can’t really complain about something we never had,,if it doesn’t happen we move on #lufc
— paul kelly (@paulie_lufc) May 10, 2019
Not really Phil let’s just focus on 1) getting promotion via playoffs 2) keeping Marcelo for next season to keep building on his fantastic first season and to build something special for the long term #lufc
— Chris Wheeler (@ChrisHWheeler) May 10, 2019
Plenty more fish in the sea.
— zz9zsa (@zz9zsa) May 10, 2019