Daniel James: What those in the know say about Swansea star wanted by Man City and who missed out on Leeds United transfer


Daniel James: What those in the know say about Swansea star wanted by Man City and who missed out on Leeds United transfer

Daniel James will have been hurt by missing out on a January deadline day transfer to Leeds and a potential pathway to the Premier League after Swansea pulled out of the deal at the last minute.

However, the 21-year-old winger has continued to perform well for both club and country, scoring the winning goal in Wales’ Euro 2020 qualifying win against Slovakia last month.

And James shone as Swansea beat Brentford 3-0 where his man of the match performance also brought him a goal – his third of the campaign.

James celebrates scoring Swansea’s third goal against Brentford

The Swansea man, who has also been linked with a £7million move for Premier League giants Manchester City, is known for his lightning pace which has caused havoc on opposing defenders all season.

Signed from Hull’s academy in 2014 for £72,000, he followed in the footsteps of Joe Allen and Ben Davies by going from the youth set up to first team player when he made his Swans debut in the Championship draw with Birmingham in August 2018 under Graham Potter.

“I believed that if I moved here, I would have a great opportunity to improve as a player and a person,” he told the club’s official website.

But what do people in the game make of James?