Championship clubs circle for James

Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United and Tom James of Yeovil Town during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Yeovil Town and Manchester United at Huish Park on January 26, 2018...

HITC Sport understands a number of Championship sides are chasing Yeovil defender Tom James.

Lincoln City's Ollie Palmer vies for possession with Yeovil Town's Tom James during the Sky Bet League Two match between Lincoln City and Yeovil Town at Sincil Bank Stadium on May 5, 2018...

Several Championship clubs are planning moves for highly-rated Yeovil Town defender Tom James before the transfer window closes at the end of the month, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

James is regarded as one of the best young players in the Football League after impressing at Yeovil since his arrival from Cardiff in January 2017.

 

The 22-year-old came close to joining West Bromwich Albion last summer only for the move to fall through at the eleventh hour and James remained at Yeovil.

A number of Championship clubs have continued to keep tabs on James' progress this season and the versatile defender has continued to shine in a struggling Yeovil side.

Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United and Tom James of Yeovil Town in action during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Yeovil Town and Manchester United at Huish Park on January...

The Wales Under-21 international has scored six goals in 27 appearances in all competitions to make himself Yeovil's second top scorer and the right-back is earning himself a reputation as a free-kick specialist.

James, who can play anywhere across the back four, has played in central defensive midfield in recent weeks and his versatility makes him an attractive proposition to his Championship suitors.

James is out of contract at Yeovil at the end of the season and the League Two club could be forced to cash-in on their prize asset before the close of the transfer window, with clubs ready to make bids for the defender.

Tom James of Yeovil Town and Carlton Morris of Shrewsbury Town during the Checkatrade Trophy Semi Final between Shrewsbury Town and Yeovil Town at Montgomery Waters Meadow on February 27,...

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