Leeds United new boy Daniel James will fly to Finland to meet Wales squad

Daniel James has arranged alternative travel arrangements to ensure he is able to re-join the Wales squad after completing his Deadline Day transfer to Leeds United.

The winger’s move from Manchester United was confirmed this afternoon.

The 23-year-old was given special dispensation from the Wales squad after Manchester United accepted a bid in the region of £25m for him.

James will now travel to meet his national team mates after completing his medical at Leeds ahead of their upcoming fixtures.

The first of those games is a friendly against Finland which is where the squad are currently based.

Speaking ahead of the match, Wales manager Rob Page confirmed that Leeds’ imminent new signing will re-join him and the players as soon as possible.

“He was on camp and I have to be flexible with the players,” he said. “I can’t say he can’t leave. We’re still waiting to find out what’s happening with that situation, but he’ll be re-joining the camp and will be in Finland.

“There’s not enough time to get him back into the camp from where he is. So we’ll make other arrangements and the most important thing is he is with us.”

In two years at Old Trafford, James made 74 appearances for the Red Devils and scored nine goals including one against Leeds last season.

Page praised his time in the North West and seemed optimistic about how he will get on during the next few years at Elland Road.

“He got his move to Man United, a massive club, and was outstanding – probably one of the bright sparks throughout that time they were having,” he said. “What you find with young players, understandably, they go through spells of inconsistency.

“One minute they can be 10/10 and the next they can be a five or a six.

“He’s been told he can leave and he’s potentially got himself a move to a club that wants him. We all like confidence, we all like being told we’re doing well.”

The match against Finland might come too soon for James who left the training camp on Tuesday but he is likely to be involved for the World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia.

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