Potter: Progress being made in James talks

21st February 2019
First team

Graham Potter says progress is being made in talks over a new contract for Swansea City winger Daniel James.

The Swans boss revealed earlier this month that the club would seek to agree terms on an extension to the winger's contract - as well as those of Mike van der Hoorn and Leroy Fer - which is currently set to run until the summer of 2020.

The 21-year-old grabbed the headlines in the weekend FA Cup win over Brentford with his superb solo goal, which saw the Wales international cover 85 yards in just 8.7 seconds, with a maximum speed just shy of 22 miles per hour.

The sensational strike - which gave the Swans a lead they would not relinquish - was voted goal of the round as James added to his ever-growing reputation with a man-of-the-match display his manager described as "sensational".

But Potter insists the speedster's feet have remained firmly on the floor despite the attention the goal has garnered, and feels talks to extend his deal at the Liberty Stadium are going in the right direction.

"It would be helpful and it makes sense (to agree a new deal with Dan), but these things are a process and they take time," said Potter.

"You have to find a solution that is good for everyone, and that is where we are at.

"There is progress, there is nothing to report apart from that.

"Progress has been made, as with a lot of other players, but we have to have those conversations in private and when we have something to announce it, we will"