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Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa ‘planning second bid of £12m for Manchester United winger Daniel James’ – Daily Mail

September 20, 2020

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa ‘planning second bid of £12m for Manchester United winger Daniel James’ to boost Premier League newcomers’ attack

ByBen Miller For Mailonline


Leeds are plotting a second bid to lure lightning-heeled Wales winger Daniel James fromManchester United, according to reports.

The 22-year-old was set to sign for Marcelo Bielsa’s side in January 2019 before his switch from ChampionshipSwanseacollapsed ontransfer deadline day.  

He joined United for £18million in June last year but barely featured at the end of last season, starting just one of the club’s final 10 fixtures.

Manchester United wideman Daniel James is being courted by Leeds after falling out of favour 

James was replaced by Mason Greenwood at the interval as United slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Long-term admirer Bielsa believes he could capture James for around £12million plus add-ons,The Sunhas reported. 

Leeds could also consider a loan move for the out-of-favour youngster, who would add scintillating pace to an attack that has provided seven goals in their opening two Premier League games.

James made a dazzling start to his career at the club but has barely featured in recent months 

James scored three times in the opening four games of last season, netting within minutes of coming on for his debut in the 4-0 opening day win over Chelsea.

He also provided seven assists but has not scored a Premier League goal for more than a year.

The Wales regular started both of his country’s wins in the Nations League earlier this month, helping Ryan Giggs’s side to 1-0 wins in Finland and at home to Bulgaria.

Speaking about James ahead of the victories, Giggs said: ‘He might not like it (being out of the team) and might want to be involved.

‘But knowing Dan, the way he trains and his attitude, he will come through and be all the better for it. You can have a different perspective of things.’

The 22-year-old helped Wales to qualify for Euro 2020 and has been supported by Ryan Giggs