Report: Tottenham and Leicester join race for Daniel James

Tottenham Manager Mauricio Pochettino during the FA Cup 4th round match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on January 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Spurs and Leicester City will reportedly give Dan James a chance in the Premier League.

Daniel James of Swansea City in action during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Swansea City and Gillingham at the Liberty Stadium on January 26, 2019 in Swansea, Wales.

Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City are the latest Premier League clubs to express an interest in Swansea City’s rising star Daniel James, as reported by Wales Online.

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.

Daniel James of Swansea City in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Sheffield United at the Liberty Stadium on January 19, 2019 in Swansea, Wales.

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.

Swansea player Daniel James shoots to score the second Swansea goal after running hlaf the length of the pitch during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Swansea and Brentford at Liberty...

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