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Transfer Talk For Man U And Leeds

September 01, 2021

- Grant Whittington

Much has been happening in the world of football of late – with several huge and significant moves currently on the cards.

One such move is that of Daniel James, who appears set to leave behind Manchester United for Leeds United – with the latter reportedly having agreed to fork out a sweltering $25 million for acquiring the star winger. Currently undergoing a medical at Leeds before leaving for Finland to face Wales in an international friendly, James can look forward to a finalisation of deal by at least early this week.

Fewer Minutes For James

While James has started two of Man U’s initial three Premier League meets of the season, the upcoming return of Cristiano Ronaldo to his old alma mater at Old Trafford can and will most likely have a severe impact on the 23-year-old’s playing minutes on the field.

There’s also the matter of Jesse Lingard, who will, at least for now, remain put at Old Trafford. The club will in fact be happy to see Lingard remain on. And while there still exists the possibility of a final offer being made last-minute; the negotiations table will remain open for a final collective decision to be made by all the involved parties.

If indeed the England international does decide to remain with Man U, an extension of contract may very well be on the cards. James’ current deal expires next summer.

Diallo Will Likely Stay

Set to remain put at Old Trafford is Amad Diallo, who will remain at the club for the current window after he suffered injury during training that will see him out for the count for at least six weeks.

A heavy favourite for signing the young gun had been Feyenoord. But that was before sporting director Frank Amesen announced they would not be pursing the 19-year-old during this particular transfer window.

Diallo has in the meantime also been liked with Sheffield United for what would have been a largely temporary switch. This means he could still make the move on a temporary basis during January’s window after all.

James Has Solskjaer’s Support

As for James, he appears fully set to be released by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. What’s more, with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho, it will probably prove the best move yet for the winger – with first-team opportunities about to become seriously limited.

According to Solskjaer, however the chips may fall, James is the one to look out for on Deadline Day

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