Tottenham and Everton make enquiries about Daniel James, Leeds United open to exit - Fabrizio Romano
Leeds United have received two enquiries from Tottenham and Everton for winger Daniel James and are open to his exit, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Whites spent a club-record fee on the Wales winger from Manchester United, with then-manager Marcelo Bielsa seeing him as a key part of the squad before Jesse Marsch’s arrival.
But after the arrival of Luis Sinisterra and Brenden Aaronson this summer he is no longer first-choice in attack which has led to enquiries about his exit and while Leeds are happy to keep him as part of the squad they have left the decision down to the player.
Writing on his personal Twitter account, Romano said;
“Tottenham have discussed potential loan to buy option for Daniel James with Leeds last week – not an easy deal, also Everton asked for Dan.
“Situation remains open, it’s up to the player – Leeds would be happy to keep James.”
James clearly offers something to the first-team squad with his pace, versatility and constant energy and Jesse Marsch is obviously a fan of his.
But depending on what the offer is on the table, he wouldn’t be a huge loss to the Leeds squad this season considering the bolstering they’ve done in the summer.
Should the club be able to recoup a fee similar to what they paid in the buy clause, and even possibly make it obligatory rather than an option then it would surely be a deal that’s too good to turn down.
With that said, if he were to stay at the club because other teams didn’t find that deal worthwhile then they would still be in a position of strength for the upcoming season as he is in the boss’ plans.
It should be an interesting final few days of the transfer window and one for Leeds fans to keep an eye on.
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