By Saikat Mandal

30th Aug, 2022 | 6:10pm

Dan James could leave Leeds United before transfer deadline

Leeds United winger Daniel James joining Tottenham Hotspur remains a “possibility”, as per Fabrizio Romano.

The Guardian journalist said to Wett Freunde (30 August) that Spurs have tried to sign him on loan with an option to buy, but the Whites have rejected the offer.

Everton are also keen on signing the former Manchester United winger, but he is “not on the verge of a move” at the moment.

Romano said to Wett Freunde (30 August): “There’s a possibility of Daniel James moving to Tottenham, but it’s not easy. They’ve tried to get him on loan with an option to buy but Leeds don’t want to go on loan. But it’s not just up to the club, it’s up to the player. Everton are also interested in Daniel James but he is not on the verge of a move at the moment.”

Unlikely

Leeds United have done an incredible business this summer, and Jesse Marsch has got a solid squad to work with. 

Romano suggests that the club do not want to sell him, and it is upto the player to decide his next move. 

James is a good player who struggled last season to make an impact. However, he has got loads of potential, and he can still be a valuable asset for the club. 

At this stage of the transfer window, the club don’t need any first-team players to leave, definitely not on loan. 

There have been links with a move for Ryan Kent (Daily Mail, 30 August), but chances are unlikely after Rangers secured their passage to the group stages of the Champions League. 

Unless Leeds want to sign a solid number nine, James should stay at the club. 

The speedster can play out wide, as a number nine and even a wing-back if required, and it makes little sense to offload him right now. 

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