Leeds signs Daniel James. This time for real

Leeds signs Daniel James. This time for real

In the winter transfer window two and a half years ago, Leeds United was on the brink of bringing a young winger Daniel James from Swansea City. The young winger was on location, at Elland Roud, he even had his pictures taken, yet the deal fell through in the dying moments and James had to take the ride back Swansea. While all it was documented for the Take Us Home documentary made about Leeds' attempts to get back into the Premier League.

Now, The Whites got their man. Truly this time.

James signed a five-year contract after a fee with Manchester United was agreed. The Red Devils will earn €28,000,000 from their bitter rivals after paying for him €17,800,000 two summers ago when he left Swansea.

Victor Orta, famed director of football at Leeds United, has been a huge fan of the player and is looking forward to the impact he will have on the team.

"I have to say a huge thank you to my team firstly – the football department have been monitoring Daniel for a number of years and every member of my team has worked hard to get this deal over the line. It is no secret that Daniel is a player we have been keen to acquire for a number of years and today we achieved our goal. As a player we feel Daniel is an excellent fit for a Marcelo Bielsa team, he is quick, direct and works hard – we look forward to him joining up with the squad, finally!"

The right-footed winger can play on both sides although he prefers the left-wing. Although he played more on the right for United during his 74 games for the Old Trafford club. Aged 23, James saw the writing on the wall regarding the prospect of his playing time, with Jadon Sancho arriving and Mason Greenwood possibly being directed to the wing as well due to Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival.

In those 74 games, 4,654 minutes of football for United, the Wales international scored nine goals and made nine assists.


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