DAN JAMES will fly to Finland on his own and join the Wales squad once he seals his £30million move to Leeds.
The Manchester United winger is on the verge of a big-money switch to Elland Road.
James will join the Welsh squad once he completes his move to Leeds[/caption]
James, 23, is currently undergoing his medical in Yorkshire and will join Rob Page’s side in Finland later today rather than return to Cardiff.
James played for United in Sunday’s 1-0 win at Wolves but, after arriving for Wales duty, he then travelled north to sort out his transfer.
Wales boss Page confirmed ahead of tomorrow’s friendly in Helsinki: “He was on camp. I have to be flexible with the players. I can’t say he can’t leave.
“We’re still waiting to find out what’s happening with that situation. He’ll be rejoining the camp.
“He won’t be with us (from Cardiff).
“There’s not enough time to get him back into the camp from where he is. So we’ll make other arrangements.
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“The most important thing is he is with us in Finland tonight.”
The ex-Swansea City ace has started two of the Red Devils’ three Premier League games this season.
But the arrivals of Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo mean his first-team options will be restricted.
Before United icon Ronaldo returned to the club, it was thought James was about to be offered a new contract.
James could have joined a number of Prem sides including Everton, Brighton, Leeds and Crystal Palace who all had enquired about his availability.
But in the end, he chose to join Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road.
Bielsa nearly managed to sign James in June 2019 in a deal worth £18m before he ended up at United.
A transfer to Elland Road in January that year collapsed at the last minute — with pictures even emerging of him wearing the Leeds shirt.
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