By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

26th Sep, 2020 | 8:10am

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Paul Robinson has said that Dan James would be a “great signing” for Leeds but said he’d be surprised if Man United would want to sell him. 

Robinson added that, given the rivalry, he couldn’t see Man United doing business with Leeds for a player they’ve only just bought.

Leeds are reported to be keen on a deal for James, after missing out on signing him in January 2019. [Phil Hay]

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “I’d be surprised if they let him go after Ole Gunnar Solskjær bought him.

“But the way he’s pursuing Jadon Sancho and other options he’s got, there’s only room for so many players.

“If Dan James is available then I think he’d be a great addition for Leeds. They nearly signed him once and he’s a player Bielsa obviously likes.

“He’s yet another attacking option, though. If they do pull the deal off Leeds are heavily laden with attacking options without actually having that 20-goal-a-season number nine.

“Rodrigo, Harrison, Costa, Poveda, Roberts… I think the squad would be unbalanced.

“But, if a player like that becomes available and he wants to come then you don’t turn him down.

“However, I’d be very surprised if Man United were willing to do business, especially to Leeds. He’d be a great signing, though.”

James passed a medical at Leeds and had recorded his welcome video ahead of a move in January 2019.

However, Swansea pulled the plug on the deal at the last minute, with James waiting at Elland Road.

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