The 20-year-old winger was struggling for games on loan at Shrewsbury Town this time last season so it’s fair to say that his remarkable run of form has caught many by surprise in South Wales.
James has been a revelation in recent months, scoring his first goal for the Welsh national team in March while causing Manchester City’s defence no end of problems in a thrilling FA Cup quarter-final clash at the Liberty Stadium.
Pep Guardiola was clearly impressed by the jet-heeled wideman and plans to sign him this summer, according to The Sun, but the former Barcelona boss will face plenty of competition.
Wales Online reports that Tottenham and Leicester are also interested in a player who is rapidly outgrowing the Championship. Like Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino and Brendan Rodgers are two managers renowned for spotting and shining diamonds in the rough.
In quotes reported by The Mirror, James admitted he has learned a lot from playing alongside Spurs legend Gareth Bale for the Welsh national team.
James was on the verge of a £7 million move to Leeds United in January before Swansea backed out of a deadline-day deal. The Sun claims that Leeds are still interested but they will surely need to be promoted now to stand a chance.
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