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Discussion in 'Leeds United' started by ellandback, May 28, 2020.
He's been gone too long.
Don't see why, transfer window will not be open, and I'm sure Leeds said they are confident of getting a month's extension.
Yes well get an extension, was talking about the long term ie about 8 weeks when season is finally ended one way or other
Afternoon all, finally got out on the golf course today, needless to say not my best round ever!
I don’t know anything about Ayala, why all the hate?
Cheating Boro scumbag who always gets away with it
Premier League to restart 17th June
Championship can't be far behind so
All this talk of White & Ayala. Let's just hopefully get the job done & get promoted then worry about transfers.
Yes, been very quiet on that front.
Just watch him when he played against us..
Since when didn’t we like a bad bastard?
Not that kind oh you have short memories
Ex-Swansea chief opens up on how Daniel James ended up at Manchester United and not Leeds
James looked set to join Leeds United on transfer deadline day in January 2019, but the deal fell through at the 11th hour
Former Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has revealed why he pulled the plug on Daniel James' proposed move to Leeds United.
James looked set to join the Whites on transfer deadline day in January 2019, and although he was at Elland Road ready to sign, the Swans opted to pull out of the deal at the 11th hour.
The winger had agreed personal terms with the Whites, passed a medical and even gone through the formalities of having his photo taken with his new club's shirt for once the deal had been officially announced.
James, of course, returned to the Liberty Stadium for the remainder of the 2018/19 season and then sealed a £15m move to Manchester United last summer.
And now former Swansea owner Jenkins has opened up on exactly why he blocked James' switch to Elland Road.
"When I was first invited to run the club the directors gave me a lot of freedom," Jenkins told WalesOnline.
"We had a good system in place, they had trust in me and provided good support. People like Martin Morgan, Leigh Dineen were excellent.
"With the changes gradually more and more people were getting involved. I recall with Dan James there were six people interfering, trying to make a decision that day.
"I was told a deal was in place for Dan to go to Leeds. It made no sense to me, not for Swansea City financially because there was nothing in it for us.
"As much as others felt the deal could have been done and we could have got something out of it, to me Dan going up to Leeds at the time, risk injury, us rely on a summer transfer, was wrong. I wasn't even sure Leeds would pay the loan fee until the summer.
"I spoke to Graham Potter about it. Remember, part of his mantra was to bring through younger players while making the team competitive.
“Dan was an important part of that. Graham wanted him to remain until the end of the season and play for Swansea. In playing regularly for us, we felt we would get more value out of any future deal.
"Not just for the club financially, but for Dan himself. And, of course, he has done really well at Man Utd and also for Wales.
“Whether he is playing well or not, Dan has this inner spirit, believes he is a good player. That’s important, you need that mentality as a Manchester United footballer.
"So Swansea City got a much bigger transfer fee, Dan got a better move. That Leeds business was the final thing I did as Swansea chairman, my parting shot if you like, the last involvement. Although, of course, shortly after I left they also got £20m from Sheffield United for McBurnie.
"We got Dan for £75,000 from Hull, Oli for £100,00 from Bradford. Not a bad bit of business."
Swansea did very will out of it in the end. What did we get? I suspect we got taught some valuable lessons in attempting to conduct transfers on the never never. As he said, he couldn’t see anything in it for Swansea the way it was structured
Think Harrison is not worth 10m in this present climate
What about 8m?