Leeds are reportedly ready to hand Daniel James a Premier League lifeline with the 22-year-old short of confidence at Manchester United. The Welsh international remains part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-term plans but has struggled to build on his fine start to life at Old Trafford.
James started the opening Premier League game of the season against Crystal Palace but was subbed off at half-time for Mason Greenwood.
The young England international has moved ahead of James in the pecking order and the former Swansea man failed to stake his claim that he should start more regularly.
James cost a reported £15million when arrived in the summer of 2019 just five months after his proposed move to Leeds collapsed at the eleventh hour.
According to The Mirror, Marcelo Bielsa has now retained his interest in James and would like to bring him to Elland Road on loan.
The Wales international has since opened up on the ordeal, which eventually paved the way for his move to United.
“Towards the end of January it was like ‘yeah I do want to go’,” James said.
“It took a while to get done and then I went there on deadline day. Leeds being close to Hull, where my family is from, was a big factor.
“But I’d been at Swansea since I was 16 to 21, and those years are massive.
“At the time it was the right decision. Leeds were offering me four years. The Amazon Prime documentary shows what happened.