Cast your mind back to Swansea City’s opening games of the season, Daniel James wasn’t even in the squad, let alone a fan favourite. His phenomenal rise to earn his place in the starting eleven has caught the attention of the top-flight teams in English football.
The likes of Leroy Sane, Pierre Emerick- Aubameyang, even Kylian Mbappe would find it difficult to outrun the rapid speedster. He is known for his trickery, to swerve inside and out of the wing, leaving even the most experienced defenders bewildered.
His rise to prominence even led to James winning the first of what will obviously be numerous Welsh caps. He even managed to fire Wales to victory on his international debut with a drilled shot into the bottom left corner, leaving the Slovakian keeper helpless.
On a multitude of occasions he has saved Swansea with either a wondergoal himself or a selfless assist to put his teammates through on goal. With seven assists and five goals it’s hard to believe that it’s the youngsters first season in the Swans’ starting squad
The Swans manager, Graham Potter, stated that ‘his performance was above the championship’ and he is ‘lucky to witness his quality, courage and desire to run’.
Even the opposition has recognised his unbelievable capability when Paul Warne, Rotherham manager, said ‘I knew we had to curtail James’ pace which is a joke, it’s like he’s on a motorbike’.
Swansea fans will be praying the Welshman will continue with the club next season but with the likes of Pep Guardiola and Marcelo Biesla admiring him, it will be difficult for the club to keep him. Many people will be pondering over whether Dan James is a one-season wonder or whether he can keep this miraculous form up.