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Potter hopeful over new contract for James

3rd April 2019, 16:00 by James Mason

Swansea City manager Graham Potter has urged Daniel James to ignore summer interest and stay with the club.

Wales international James has been a standout performer for the Swans this season and his impressive performances almost resulted in a January switch to automatic promotion hopefuls Leeds United.

A deal looked to be close after the winger was pictured at Elland Road but it fell through at the 11th hour and he was sent back to the Liberty Stadium for the rest of the campaign.

That incident has not affected his displays and the 21-year-old has helped Swansea climb to 14th in the Championship, safe of relegation but too far away to mount a challenge for a play-off place.

With James' contract running out in the summer of 2020, talks are ongoing over a new deal and Potter has urged the Beverley-born star to remain in Wales.

"I want him to stay here and help him improve. I want to enable him to be at the top of the game for as long as he can be," he was quoted as saying by Dai Sport. "Dan and his representatives are obviously involved and we're hopeful.

"We will do our best. it's as simple as that."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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