Daniel James Joins Fulham from Leeds United on a Season Long Loan

Fulham made a late sweep in the Summer Transfer Window picking up Welsh winger Daniel James from Leeds United in the final hours before the deadline wrapped up.

The 24 year old spent last season with Leeds following a $32 million transfer from Manchester United where he made 33 appearances in 2021/22 finding the back of the net four times and assisting another five times.

His most successful spell in the Premier League so far came when he was at Manchester United, who bought the young Welshman from Swansea City after he impressed in the Championship.

James provides blistering pace, as he has been one of the quickest players in the EPL currently but he is still a relative work in progress with the rest of his attacking abilities.

He will find himself in great positions on the counter using his speed to push the ball forward rather than dribble with the ball at his feet, but when James gets into the dangerous areas he seems to rush his chance more often than not.

Having only started playing first team football consistently in his final season at Swansea in 2018/19, he is getting better at bringing a more well-rounded edge to his attacking game.

Capable at playing on both flanks his speed will always be a problem for opposing defences he should thrive getting higher up the field to cut in for a clinical striker as new teammate Aleksander Mitrovic is currently.

With current right winger Harry Wilson out with a leg injury until at least the beginning of October, their was a glaring need to fill the right side of Scott Parker’s attack which they did bringing in James and also former Chelsea winger Willian in from Brazilian side Corinthians both on deadline day.

Fulham fans should expect to see Willian and James split duties out wide until Wilson’s return in October and at that point there’s no telling how fit he will be either.

Whether this transfer will help the Cottagers stay in the Premier League past this season remains to be seen but nonetheless he should provide good value to Fulham for the rest of the season.

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