Leeds United News: January target Daniel James scored an outrageous goal for Swansea

Leeds United News: Leeds United’s January target, Daniel James scored an absolute belter of a goal for Swansea against Stoke City.

The Welsh winger showed his class once again for the Swans, providing the breakthrough with an outrageous effort from outside the box.

After receiving the ball within familiar territory, James scored an inch-perfect curler. In fact, the goal had an uncanny resemblance to Brazilian star Phillipe Coutinho’s. technique

Graham Potters’ men edged past Stoke City in a comprehensive 3-1 win.

Interest from Leeds

James was destined to join the Whites, he even had his medical completed at Elland Road in January.

But the Welsh club decided to snub the deal on the final day of the transfer window, disappointing Leeds and their fans.

James is having a good season with Swansea

Ever since the falling out, the former Hull City youth product has continued to excel.

He has scored four goals and set up five more this season.

In fact, the heroics of the youngster caught the eyes of Premier League giants Manchester City, who are quite keen on acquiring his services.

Falling out with Swansea

The 21-year-old had a rift with his current club, after they failed to figure out a proper buy-out clause for him. (h/t BBC Football)

And this falling out further fueled his transfer rumours with City and Leeds.

Why Leeds Should Pursue?

Despite being stocked with an adequate amount of forwards, James is someone who could provide the edge for the Whites.

The Welshman also had his international breakthrough last month as he scored on his debut in the Euro qualifiers.

And with the speculated exit of loanee Jack Harrison back to his parent club Cityzens, James is the perfect option to fill his void.


James could play, either as a natural winger or attacking midfielder, and he will have no problem in adapting to Marcelo Bielsa’s traditional 4-1-4-1 formation.

Moreover, with promotion hopes in foresight, Leeds should definitely strengthen their attacking options and James would help with that.


LUFC have gone back to second place in the Championship table after the win against Preston. They are now best priced at 1/5 for a promotion to the Premier League next season, though punters can see these odds increased should they place the bet through the betting site.

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And splurging about £4million (h/t BBC Football) for such a quality talent would always be a smarter decision.