Manchester United has been doing well this season, but this does not mean that all its players are safe moving forward. The Red Devils are expected to skim the available talent in the next transfer window, and some present players may have to be moved. One name that has popped up in transfer rumors is Daniel James’.
So far, the 23-year-old has made 24 appearances and has scored five goals to go along with one assist. But at the rate that he is being utilized, James may not be a longterm fit for Manchester United, who are believed to be adding a new right winger this summer.
One team that is interested in the services of James is Leicester City, according to Manchester Gazette reporter Paul Swinson. The journalist tweeted Saturday that the Brendan Rodgers-led club identified the Welsh attacker as a possible summer signing. International Business Times could not independently verify this information.
He noted that the pitch comes as Leeds United appeared to have pulled out of the race for James. Swinson also suggested that James staying at Manchester United is “unlikely,” especially if the club signs reported target Jadon Sancho.
The move to Leicester City could be an option for James and Manchester United, something that may initially be done through a loan deal. An option to buy could be included as an added insurance if the Wales international blossoms into a star over at King Power Stadium.
The task of bringing out the best in James will be up to Rodgers if the deal happens. If he becomes part of one of the top-performing teams right now, the winger could get the right opportunity to show what he can do on the field.
With the Foxes having already won the FA Cup and currently competing for a Champions League spot, adding young and promising talent could further boost their chances.
James showed promise for Manchester United when he started getting chances at Old Trafford. The only problem is that this was enough to establish him as a starter but not to secure chances to play regularly.
Given this scenario, it may be in the best interest of the English winger to consider playing somewhere else. The Foxes could be that chance, although it cannot be discounted that other clubs may take a second look at the 5-foot-7 footballer.
Manchester United has done well this season, securing the second spot in the Premier League. Aside from that, the Red Devils are in the final of the Europa League where they will take on Villareal. Despite those breakthroughs, adding more talent to Old Trafford is a necessity moving forward, and James could be left in a precarious situation.