Leeds United are eyeing up a move for Swansea City’s highly-rated Welsh winger Daniel James, according to Football Insider.

Leeds United manager Marcel Bielsa has made a new winger his priority ahead of the January transfer window, and is believed to be looking at bringing in winger Daniel James from Championship rivals Swansea City.

With Swansea City dropping down into the Championship after relegation, winger Daniel James has earned his way into the starting eleven of manager Graham Potter’s side. The Welshman has featured on nine occasions in the Championship, providing four assists in all competitions. The youngster’s performances this season have earned him his way into Ryan Giggs’ Wales National Team, coming into the squad for their upcoming games against Denmark and Albania.

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The Yorkshire-born winger has been catching the eye of one of the clubs from his native county, and they could make a move when the January window opens.

The winger’s contract ends at the end of the 2018/19 Championship season, and The Whites could use this to their advantage to try and lure James out of Wales and over to Elland Road.

However, The Jacks have been signing up players to new contracts throughout the season, and winger James could follow in their steps. Star striker Oli McBurnie agreed a deal which sees his contract run out in the summer of 2021, while centre back Joe Rodon – who has broken into the first team this season – was rewarding with a four year deal running until 2022. Midfielder Matt Grimes also signed a deal until 2022 after a decent start to the new campaign.

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