Leeds United are reportedly considering a return for Manchester United attacker Daniel James in January.
He has struggled for form and playing time at Old Trafford in recent weeks, with his last appearance for his side coming against Istanbul Basaksehir in the UEFA Champions League last month.
Leeds have been long-term admirers of Daniel since his Swansea City days, famously having the plug pulled on a loan deal for the Welshman on deadline day in January 2019.
Marcelo Bielsa has retained a strong interest ever since and Leeds were reportedly interested in bringing him to Elland Road last summer.
Now, the Telegraph report that the club ‘may test Manchester United’s resolve’ in January, especially in light of James’ lack of senior team opportunities and the imminent arrival of £37.2m Amad Diallo, who was purchased from Atalanta in the summer.
The teenage Ivory Coast sensation will be part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans from January onwards and with veteran Edinson Cavani also now in James’ path to the starting XI, a loan move across the Whites would suit all parties.
He has been a victim of his own success to a certain extent at United, having made an explosive start to his Red Devils career following a £15 million move from Swansea City in the summer of 2019.
He scored three goals in his first four games in spite of being seen as a player for the future and was heralded by United icon Gary Neville, who labelled his pace “obscene”.
But a dip in his own form and the club’s struggles under Solskjaer saw the boss overlook the 23-year-old wide attacker, who has now fallen further down the pecking order.