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Speaking on his YouTube channel, Rio Ferdinand has been speaking about Daniel James, claiming that he’s going to cause a number of teams problems for Leeds United this season.

The Wales international has finally got his move to Elland Road. The winger almost signed for the Whites in 2019, but as we all know, that move fell through at the last minute.

However, never to be deterred, Victor Orta and Marcelo Bielsa have finally got their man, and Ferdinand believes he could be a brilliant addition.

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What’s been said?

Ferdinand gave his verdict on James’ move to Leeds.

“They’ve been on him for ages, they’ve wanted this boy for time. Listen, Dan James, I don’t think he’s Man United standard, but he’s definitely Premier League standard and the way Leeds play, he’s going to be a problem for a few teams. The kid in that team it will be getting the ball and getting forward quick, and that suits his game. When you have to break down two banks of four like Man United that doesn’t suit James’ game, he likes space. But yeah, Leeds United for Dan James will be a fantastic move for both parties,” Ferdinand said.

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Potential star

Ferdinand thinks James will cause problems at Leeds this season, and he’s absolutely right.

Leeds are so good at counter-attacking, and there may not be a player in the Premier League who can match James for sheer pace.

If Marcelo Bielsa can work his magic and improve the technical side of James’ game then the winger could wreak havoc in the Premier League this term.

Even at £25m this could end up being a fantastic signing for the Whites.

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