Leeds United bosses are still debating whether to meet the valuation set by Swansea City for 21-year-old winger Dan James.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, The Swans value the speedy youngster in excess of £3 million and Head Coach Bielsa has made it clear that he would be his first option.
This is James’ first full season in professional football but has already impressed to the point of being picked for the Welsh national side.
So far this season, the Hull-born winger has made 12 appearances, netting one goal and providing two assists.
However, as we saw from yesterday’s ‘press briefing’, Bielsa will have analysed James’ game to the nth degree and has seen something in him which he likes.
A winger may not have been seen as a priority to most Leeds fans in this window, but with Alioski moving to left-back in place of injured Douglas and Jack Harrison’s form inconsistent, head of recruitment Victor Orta has moved to secure an extra wide man.
The Whites do have alternatives if they decide to walk away from this particular deal, with Bristol City’s Calum O’Dowda being reported as the next likely option.