The man that could have been, Dan James. The electric winger who was taken from Leeds’ hands at the very, very last minute on deadline day. What could have been. That extra injection of pace and dynamism would have proved vital in those run of games after Christmas when Leeds began to look stale at times.

It can’t be said enough that the alternative timeline if this transfer had gone through would have certainly looked a lot rosier for Leeds.

But, bam. News breaks today that a whole host of top Premier League sides are chasing after the Welshman. The Daily Mail is reporting that Manchester United and Liverpool are both chasing the £10 million pound man. With them lot over the Pennines set to embark on a massive rebuilding project it will be hard for Leeds to entice him to Elland Road now due to financial constraints.

Leeds’ best hope is that James will hold some loyalty to Leeds after what could have been, you imagine that this eventuality rests solely on whether we can provide him with Premier League football next year, however.