Leeds United picked up a first Premier League win in 16 years on Saturday.
They beat Fulham 4-3 at Elland Road to kick-start their return to the big time, after losing by the same scoreline to Liverpool a week earlier.
It’s early days, but it looks like Leeds might be one of the most entertaining sides in the Premier League this season
Scoring seven and conceding seven in only two games is indicative of that.
One thing for sure is that Leeds need to sign more players before the deadline on October 5 – and according to one report, their next target is a familiar name.
According to The Daily Star, the Whites could look at finally bringing Manchester United’s Daniel James to Elland Road.
Back in the winter of 2019, James was on the brink of joining Leeds but the move collapsed at the last minute, even after the Wales international had arrived at Thorp Arch.
The Daily Star claims that the West Yorkshire side could put things right by signing him on loan, with a view to a permanent move next summer, but only if the Old Trafford club – linked with Jadon Sancho and Ivan Perisic – sign one of the wingers they’re reportedly chasing.
The 22-year-old, who earns £80,000 per week, scored three goals and set up another six in 33 Premier League outings last season, and here’s what Paul Merson said about him a year ago. He told Sky Sports’ The Debate show [04/09, 2019]: “That’s a special goal the other day. He’s not even bent it in the top corner – he drilled it in the top corner! So natural. I’m a big fan.”
James has Premier League quality and is the sort of bullet-fast winger who can cause problems for a lot of full-backs.
Then again, Jack Harrison scored a beaut on his Premier League debut at Liverpool last week, and Helder Costa bagged himself a brace yesterday.
As far as wide players go, Leeds might not need James and therefore maybe this rumour should be taken with a pinch of salt.