Leeds United have received two requests from Tottenham and Everton for winger Daniel James and are open to his exit, according to fabrice romano.
Los Blancos spent a club record on the Welsh winger from Manchester United, with then-manager Marcelo Bielsa considering him a key part of the squad before Jesse Marsch’s arrival.
But after the arrival of Luis Sinisterra and Brenden Aaronson in the summer he is no longer first-choice in attack, leading to inquiries into his exit and while Leeds are happy to keep him in the squad, they left the decision up to the player.
Writing on his personal Twitter account, Romano said;
“Tottenham discussed a possible loan to buy option for Daniel James with Leeds last week – not an easy deal, Everton have also asked Dan.
“The situation remains open, it’s up to the player – Leeds would be happy to keep James.”
James clearly offers something to the first team with his pace, versatility and constant energy and Jesse Marsch is obviously a fan of his.
But depending on what offer is on the table, it wouldn’t be a huge loss for the Leeds side this season given the reinforcement they’ve made this summer.
If the club were able to recoup a fee similar to what it paid in the buy clause, and possibly even make it mandatory rather than an option, it would surely be a deal too good to turn down.
That said, if he were to stay at the club because the other teams didn’t find the deal attractive, they would still be in a strong position for the coming season as he is in the boss’s plans.
The final days of the transfer window should be interesting and Leeds fans should keep an eye out for them.
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