‘Situation remains open’ – Romano provides update on Spurs’ pursuit of winger

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Fabrizio Romano
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Fabrizio Romano has revealed that a move to Tottenham could still on the cards for Leeds United winger Dan James, however added that a deal will not be easy for the North London club to pull off.

Valencia manager Gennaro Gattuso revealed over the weekend that a loan deal for Bryan Gil was 99 per cent complete and that Spurs had informed the La Liga club that they will give a green light for the move once they secure a replacement (90 min).

James is one of the names being mooted as a replacement for Gil, with The Sun’s Alan Nixon revealing on Patreon on Sunday (via The Express) that Spurs have made an approach to sign the former Manchester United man on loan.

The journalist added that while Leeds are open to offloading the 24-year-old, they would prefer a permanent sale rather than a loan.

Romano has now also taken to social media to back up Tottenham’s interest in signing James on a temporary deal with an option to buy.

However, the journalist added that the winger’s situation ‘remains open’ with the Elland Road hierarchy not opposed to keeping the player. Romano also revealed that Everton have enquired about the Wales international’s availability.

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While James is obviously not good enough to be a regular starter for Spurs, I believe he would be a decent replacement for Gil, particularly if Leeds are willing to loan him out. The 24-year-old’s pace would make him a useful weapon to have on the bench.

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