Leeds United Super Fans irate at Dan James transfer news
This is part of a regular series from our panel of Leeds United Super Fans. Each week, Super Fans from our Leeds Insider Facebook page will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around Elland Road.
Leeds United fans have hit out at the idea of signing Dan James from Manchester United after the Wales winger was linked with a move to Elland Road.
LeedsLive journalist Beren Cross spoke to Wales Online about the West Yorkshire club’s interest in the 23-year-old who recently starred for his country at Euro 2020, helping them to the last 16 stage.
Cross said: “Clearly they [Leeds] like Dan James and they have done for a long time, and I’m sure they would always have one eye on his situation but that’s a long way from actually going ahead and making a bid.”
Leeds were close to signing James when he was at Championship outfit Swansea City, but a move broke down in January 2019 when the Welsh club pulled out of negotiations at the last minute.
James ended up signing for Leeds’ bitter rivals Manchester United in the same summer of 2019 where he remains to this day.
However, he has struggled to gain a regular starting spot in their side, and that has led to renewed speculation over his future.
Despite some encouraging displays for Wales in recent months, our Super Fans have made it clear that they are not interested in the Whites returning for James this summer.
Here’s what they had to say…
A different player under Bielsa?
There’s no denying that Marcelo Bielsa gets the best out of players – he’s one of the most renowned coaches in the world for his innovative training methods and tactics.
Plenty of players in the current Whites set-up have been transformed by El Loco – why not James?
He’s fallen on some tough times in recent years, and a move to Elland Road could help to rejuvenate him.
However, it looks like fans want the club to aim higher in their pursuit of a new winger, while his current status as a Manchester United player does not help matters.
In other Leeds United news, this Whites player is on the brink of completing a transfer away from Elland Road.