Swansea City star Daniel James has said that he hopes he can sign a new deal with the Welsh side soon, seemingly ending Leeds United’s hopes of reviving their interest in the winger in the summer transfer window.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Wales international Daniel James has said that returning to Swansea City after his January transfer window move was not as difficult as some people may think, stating that he wants to leave the transfer breakdown in the past and look forward to his future with Swansea.
“A lot of people ask me that,” James said when asked if it was tough returning to South Wales after the transfer breakdown.
“But it wasn’t hard because I was coming back to a place that I love and where I was playing. It wasn’t like I was out of the team and I wanted to really leave. I think it’s in the past now, I am really happy here and looking forward to what will come.”
The transfer saga surrounding James and Leeds United rumbled on throughout the January transfer window and just when a deal seemed close to completion, politics at the Liberty Stadium saw the deal fall through.
Back in February, Leeds CEO Angus Kinnear said that he expected the club to continue their pursuit of James in the summer. However, James came out to say that he was keen to sign a new deal with the Swans.
Now, the 21-year-old is has reiterated that he is keen to press on with negotiations over a new deal.
“I think the negotiations are taking place now,” James says
“I am just waiting on that, I’m happy with it and am letting my agent and the club deal with it and hopefully, it happens soon… I want to get into the Premier League and I’d love to do it with Swansea. There may be a time (when I have to leave) but that’s in the future.”
Since the breakdown of the January deal, Daniel James has not been the only one to look to move on. Leeds United have since been linked with moves for a host of wingers. Reports have recently claimed that United hold an interest in QPR’S Luke Freeman, Derby County loanee Harry Wilson and a few more.