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Exclusive: Dean Windass says loan deal only way Dan James signs for Leeds

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Speaking exclusively to This is Futbol, Dean Windass said that a loan deal is the only way Leeds could sign Daniel James.

The flying Welshman came close to joining the Yorkshire giants two-and-a-half years ago, but his move from fell through at the last minute.

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And with Leeds losing to Derby in the play-off semi-finals that summer, James opted to sign for Leeds’ rivals Manchester United.

James proved a regular during the 2019-2020, contributing 11 goals in 46 appearances, featuring heavily on United’s runs to the League Cup, FA Cup and Europa League semi-finals.

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However, the emergence of last season saw James slip down the pecking order, whilst the addition of Jadon Sancho isn’t expected to help his case for more regular first-team football – even if he did start against Marcelo Bielsa’s men on Saturday.

According to the Scottish Mail on Sunday (p129: 11/07), as per TBR Football, Leeds are once again keen on signing the out of favour United attacker, although The Sun believe that aren’t willing to let the 23-year-old leave.

And Windass told This is Futbol that a temporary deal is the only way he will move to Elland Road:

“That’s the only way he would go, if they did a loan deal. I don’t think that Manchester United would want to lose a young talent like that.”

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