Fulham have announced the signing of Leeds United winger Dan James on loan for the rest of the season.

The Welsh international, who has made five appearances at Elland Road this term, is desperate for regular first-team football to cement his place in Rob Page’s plans before the winter World Cup in Qatar. James turned down a move to Tottenham earlier on transfer deadline day and has picked Craven Cottage to reignite his career after positive talks with Fulham head coach Marco Silva.

The 27 year-old has scored four goals in forty appearances for Leeds since signing from Manchester United for £25m. James, who was part of the United side that reached the Europa League final in 2021, initially came through the Swansea youth set up and scored six goals in 39 games for the senior side before joining United for £15m in 2019.

James told the club’s official website:

“I’m looking forward to it. I’ve spoken to the gaffer and it feels like a great fit for me, and I can’t wait to get started.”