Swansea City winger Daniel James has vowed not to be distracted by transfer rumours.

The 21-year-old made the headlines on Sunday after scoring an impressive goal for Wales against Slovakia in their Euro 2020 qualifying game at the Cardiff City Stadium.

James has burst onto the scene for Swansea City this season in the Championship and is being tipped for a big future in the game.

He saw a deadline day move to Leeds United collapse in the January transfer window. James’ contract with the Swans expires in 2020 but he is in talks over a new contract, with his representatives keen to include a release clause.

James has spoken to the Independent about his future and has said: “That’s still underway. It’s about concentrating on the football for me.”

“This time last season I wasn’t playing first-team football, but it’s something that can happen. If you get your opportunity you can take it and now it’s a case of ‘can I do more?”

The youngster admitted things have gone well at Swansea for him despite his disappointment when a move to Leeds fell through: “I got back to Swansea and the fans have been great with me. Nothing has changed for me. It was about keep playing football and enjoying it, and that’s what I’ve been doing”

James also praised the work of Ryan Giggs at Wales: “It’s massive the way the gaffer has trusted the youth. A lot of us have played together at the Under-21s and I think that really helps, we’ve got a great team bond.”


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