Leeds United presenter Joe Wainman has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of the Yorkshire club potentially making a move to sign Manchester United winger Dan James during the current summer transfer window.
This comes after Wainman recently uploaded a video onto his YouTube channel, where he spoke about all the latest news topics concerning Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
After it was recently reported in the Daily Mail (via TeamTalk) that the Red Devils would be willing to cash in on James for £17 million this summer, with Leeds not supposedly against making a move for him at that price, Wainman had this to say on the situation.
He said: “I am on board with the idea, just due to the simple fact that I believe that Bielsa could work wonders for the kid, who he obviously holds in high regard.
“Some people don’t agree with the £17 million transfer fee, I don’t think it’s that high if I’m being totally honest, especially for a British Premier League winger, so we’ll have to wait and see, but it seems like it’s gathering traction guys, it seems like it’s definitely gathering traction.”
The Welshman signed to Manchester United in the 2019 summer transfer window for a fee of £15 million.
Since then, the 23-year-old, who is currently valued at £16.2 million according to Transfermarkt, has made 72 appearances for the Red Devils, in which he has managed to score nine goals and provide nine assists in the process.
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Given how Leeds have previously been close to signing James back in the 2019 January transfer window from Swansea City before the deal ultimately fell apart, it’s understandable why Bielsa could well be interested in signing the winger once again this summer.
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Despite Wainman’s belief that the Leeds boss would be able to improve James under his management, we feel that Bielsa would have a big job on his hands to do that, judging by the Welshman’s current Premier League credentials.
The winger only managed to earn himself a rather uninspiring overall season rating of 6.61/10 last season, placing just seven other Manchester United players underneath him that started more than one league game, according to WhoScored.