Leeds United wanted Daniel James, while Aston Villa were looking at Leroy Fer, states the statement on Swansea City’s official website.

Swansea City have released a statement on their official website explaining why transfer moves of Daniel James to Leeds United and Leroy Fer to Aston Villa did not happen.

The Welsh club have stated that 21-year-old James, who can operate as a winger or as an attacking midfielder, travelled to Leeds on January transfer deadline day regarding a loan move to the Whites with a view to a permanent transfer.

According to the statement, Swansea and Leeds could not agree on the terms of the transfer, and James is now back at the Swans.

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“Wales international James will be welcomed back into the squad with immediate effect with the goal of continuing his rich vein of form,” adds the statement on Swansea’s official website.

The Swans have also stated of interest in midfielder Fer from Villa and Lille, and have said that he decided to stay at the Liberty Stadium.

Positive for Swansea City

James and Fer are good players, and them staying at Swansea for the rest of the season will boost the Swans’ chances of finishing in the top six of the Championship this season.

Swansea are 11th in the Championship table at the moment with 41 points from 29 matches, five points behind sixth-placed Derby County.

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