Plenty of Swansea City fans have mocked Leeds United on Twitter, believing that their failure to get promoted out of the Championship has dashed any remaining hope of signing Daniel James this summer.
James is a player that has never been too far away from the Whites fans' thoughts during the second-half of this season. The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that he was all set to complete a move to Elland Road during the January transfer window before the Swans stopped taking Leeds' calls in the final hours before the deadline.
After that, the Whites toiled in the promotion race. While Marcelo Bielsa's side were struggling to get themselves over the line, James produced an outstanding run of form that has left him being linked with Premier League heavyweights ahead of the summer (via Yorkshire Evening Post).
The Yorkshire Evening Post reported that Leeds planned to make a fresh move for the winger if they were promoted. Given that James nearly joined the Whites, and that regular first-team football would likely be easier to come by at a newly-promoted club rather than a top-half side, Leeds may have felt optimistic about their chances of landing the Wales international at the second attempt.
But Bielsa's side will be playing Championship football again next year after the most incredible play-off semi-final with Derby on Wednesday.
And with that, several Swansea fans have taken to Twitter to mock Leeds as they believe that their hopes of signing James are all but over.
Here is how some of the Swans supporters reacted to the Whites' play-off defeat...
So,will dan james be playing in the premier league with #Leeds next season?— Neil Parry (@Ericsonnycon) May 16, 2019
I’ll end my night Off with a message to Leeds fans.— carwynnnnnnnn (@HonkMyHoorn) May 15, 2019
You thought, you could get him. Good luck now. Super super Dan, super super Dan, super super Dan, super Daniel James ⚫️⚪️ pic.twitter.com/pvyEGqb50t
Don't worry Leeds, I'm sure everything will be fine when you inevitably get Dan James this summer.— Guto Llewelyn (@GutoLlewelyn) May 15, 2019
But Dan James was meant to join newly promoted Leeds United?— Swansea City FC. (@SwansCity1912) May 15, 2019
Sit down and be quiet.
Leeds have got about as much chance of getting Daniel James now as I have of growing my hair back ❌— Nicholas Rees (@Nicholas_Rees) May 15, 2019
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