As featured on NewsNow: Football news

SNAPPED! How close Man Utd winger James came to joining Leeds

It's been revealed how close Manchester United winger Daniel James came to joining Leeds United.

The 21-year-old was on the verge of swapping Swansea City for Yorkshire in January for a £10million move.

The Sun says James then travelled to Elland Road where he posed for club photos, started to sign parts of his new contract and discussed potential properties to live within the Leeds area.

He even agreed to wear the No 21 shirt – with replicas printed up by club officials.

Everything was in place but over the course of the night, Swansea chiefs started to ignore text messages and phone calls.

And come the 11pm deadline it was not finalised due to political problems at Swansea and a split in their boardroom over whether or not to sell their best player to a Championship rival.

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free