In a recent report from Football.London, it was mentioned that Tottenham Hotspur are planning to make a move for Daniel James from Leeds United as speculation grows over Bryan Gil’s exit. Spurs feel James would be a decent replacement, should Gil make an exit from North London.
James’ Decent Campaign For Leeds United Last Season
James is having an impressive campaign at Elland Road as he has put up impressive displays for the Whites this season. The 24-year-old has found the back of the net on 4 occasions and secured 4 assists over 32 appearances for the Leeds outfit this season in the Premier League.
The Wales-born talent deserves credit for averaging 1.6 shots, 0.8 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. However, he needs to take care of the ball a bit better in the final third, as evident by his pass completion rate of 72.9% in the top tier of English football (stats via whoscored).
What Could He Bring To Tottenham Hotspur?
Daniel James has got the pace to be a looming threat for the opposition centre-backs. He can make some well-timed runs in behind the opponent’s backline and is also transforming himself into a prolific finisher in the final third. The talented attacking midfielder can even chip in by creating opportunities for his peers in front of the goal.
At 24, he still has many years to polish his skills and create an impact. He could certainly provide cover in the right-wing position and remains versatile enough to feature anywhere in the final third. This makes him a perfect fit for Antonio Conte, who will look to rotate his squad since his playstyle is physically taxing.
The Tottenham boss should do well to make a lucrative offer to the Whites, should he decide to bring him to North London before the transfer window closes. However, it would be difficult to snap him up, given that Marsch is looking to utilise his abilities in this campaign.