Alasdair Gold believes that Daniel James would’ve been a useful signing for Tottenham Hotspur over the summer.
As the transfer window was approaching its conclusion, reports started to emerge about Tottenham looking to sign a winger, and someone of interest appeared to be James.
The Wales international was only signed by Leeds United for £25m in the summer of 2021, but has already seemingly been deemed surplus to requirements at Elland Road and was shipped out on loan to Fulham for the season.
Gold has admitted on his YouTube channel that James would indeed have been a decent signing for Spurs amid their worrying form.
He said: “I do know they were properly talking about it behind the scenes, and that includes Conte as well.
“Look, do I think Dan James is an advert for end product? No. Again, though, do I think [he could have been] an option off the bench that probably would have been used more because of the experience of Bryan Gil? Yes. If it had been a loan, like Fulham have got, I think it would have made sense.”
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As Gold alluded to, James certainly wouldn’t have the answer to Tottenham’s occasional struggles in front of goal given he’s managed to score just 10 goals in 89 Premier League games, but he may have been a sufficient impact sub.
Given the speed he possesses, bringing the Wales international on for the final 10-15 minutes of games would have made him a large threat as a winger or even wing-back under Conte, but instead, the club decided to stick with Bryan Gil, who’s not even getting a look-in at present.
James and Spurs may both be thinking about what could have been, with Tottenham desperate for options off the bench at the minute given Dejan Kulusevski’s injury, and James could have been playing Champions League football once again.