Marcelo Bielsa seems happy with his playing lot at Leeds United, he’s gone on record numerous times to say that. Yet, fans are still expecting that the January transfer window will bear fruit.

So far, the only fruit that it has borne has seen Real Madrid keeper Kiko Casilla come in to become a United player, making his début as a White last night in a Premier League Cup game for the Under-23s.

The Whites are also said to be bringing in Polish youngster here are ridiculous rumours Mateusz Bogusz. There are even mad rumours flying around that a €12m bid has been entered for Cape Verde international Ze Luis, a striker at Spartak Moscow.

One name, though, that will not go away, is that of Swansea flyer Daniel James. Two days ago, reports emerged that Swansea had not offered James a new deal, but it wasn’t something worrying the young Wales international.

He’s featured in 17 games for the Swans in the second tier during the current campaign. During these appearances, James has scored one goal and assisted four others – his lightning pace evident for all to see.

Leeds United were a little flat in yesterday’s 2-1 defeat against Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium. Despite hogging possession, the Whites lacked any degree of incisiveness, unable to make any meaningful possession count in the final third.

Incisiveness is something that bringing in James would give them, the Swansea man possessing the kind of pace that allows him to ghost past opponents with ease.

Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay does, however, expect the Whites to ramp up their interest. It was something he spoke about responding on a Twitter thread talking about possibilities of transfer business during January at Elland Road.

That last tweeted reply is intriguing. Hay is renowned for his connections and, often, on the button comments about Leeds United dealings.

With eight days left to go before the transfer window shuts, news like this could be a very welcome message for Leeds United fans.


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